The Ornate Bichir is a larger sized fish from the family of fish called Polypteridae which also contains other fish that can actually survive out of water. The Ornate Bichir fish is nocturnal and bears a resemblance to salamanders. The Ornate Bichir is generally pretty peaceful and will not attack other tank mates as long as they are of the same size. Ornate Bichirs are carnivores and should be fed a well rounded diet of meat. Ornate Bichirs are pretty picky eaters and will not eat anything less than live foods like fish or earthworms. You may also feed the Ornate Bichir chopped beef and it will eat that as well. Ornate Bichirs make a great addition to your aquarium and are very fascinating fish.
Origin: Central Africa
Size: Can grow up to 16 inches at full maturity
Aquarium: Freshwater Tank, plenty of plants and rocks to provide hiding places. Also provide a sandy bottom.
Minimum Tank Size: 50 Gallons
Compatibility: Can be kept with other peaceful fish.