West African Lungfish - Protopterus annectens annectens
Species name: Protopterus annectens annectens
Synonym: Lepidosiren annectens, Lepidosiren tobal, Protopterus annectans, Protopterus anguilliformis, Rhinocryptis annectens
Common Names: West African lungfish
Family: Protopteridae (African lungfishes)
Order: Lepidosireniformes (South American and African lungfishes)
Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fishes)
Max. size: 100 cm / 40 inches
Origin: Africa. Senegal, Niger, Gambia, Volta and Chad basins
Temperament: Extremely predatory.
Company: Should only be kept as a solitary fish since odds are that all other fish sooner or later will end up on the meny.
Water parameters: pH 6.0-8.0, temperature 25-28°C / 77-82° F
Aquarium setup: This species tolerates low oxygen levels. Aquarium decoration is not that important. Can be kept without any interior decoration in the aquarium.
Feeding: Accepts all kind of food.
Breeding: Is breed in large outdoor ponds. Aquarium breeding unknown.
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