Polypterus retropinnis

25. January 2016

After quite a long time we were able now to import again one of the smallest species of Polypterus, namely Polypterus retropinnis from the Congo. This bichir has been thought to represent an undescribed species for a while, but then it was found that it has been confused with the only recently described species Polypterus mokelembembe.

By the way: we also have the very rare P. mokelembembe in stock …. See http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/polypterus-mokelembembe_de_1218.html for details

Polypterus retropinnis attains a maximum length of “only” about 30-40 cm and is a very slender species. The peaceful fish are a good choice for community tanks with other large, but peaceful Aquarium fish.

For our customers: the species has code 165002 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft DR Congo
Verfügbare Größe in cm 10-15