Temperament: Relatively non aggressive but predatory
Company: Fishes that are to large to be eaten.
Water parameters: pH 6-8 Temperature 25 - 28°C / 77 - 82° F
Aquarium setup: Polypterus delhezi (Armoured bichir, banded bichir) should be kept in large aquariums as they are a fast growing, large fishes. The aquarium should be decorated with a lot of hiding places and a fine grained substrate. Plants are not recommended since they most likely would be destroyed. This species is nocturnal.
Feeding: All kinds if frozen foods. Some specimens can be trained to accept pellets.
Breeding: Not breed in aquarium. Sexing is possible since males have a large pocket like anal fin and are smaller then females.