Polypterus ansorgii is perhaps the rarest of the bichirs and also comes from regions in Africa from which ornamental fish exports are rarely possible for political reasons. We have already occasionally reported on this interesting, large-growing species (https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/polypterus-ansorgii/ and https://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/polypterus_ansorgii_xxl_en/) and a detailed report on P. ansorgii can be found here: https://www.aqualog.de/blog/ansorges-floesselhecht-ein-mythos-wird-entschleiert/ (sadly in German language only).
Now in Indonesia, where several Polypterus species have been successfully bred for years, it has been possible to “crack” this species. We can offer very charming youngsters of this animal.
For our customers: the fish have code 162413 on our stocklist. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer