Gold Dust Bichir (Polpyterus palmas buettikoferi)

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Remarks: Gold Dust Bichirs (Polypterus palmas buettikoferi) are light yellow in color with a brownish-green mosaic along their backs. As they age, they develop slight gold patterning over their scales, earning them their common name. 

Bichirs are ambush predators and will eat anything that can fit in their mouths. Tankmates should be larger and preferably taller-bodied.

Scientific Name: Polypterus palmas buettikoferi

Common Name: Gold Dust Bichir

Max Size: 14"

pH: 6.5-8.5

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Semi-Aggressive

Region of Origin: West Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Primarily proteins in the form of frozen or live foods. 

Compatibility: Bichirs, Arowana, large catfish, large cichlids

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