Name this Bichir

walkingtall77

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Hey All, I was wondering if you could identify this Bichir. I bought it a week ago, and I'm trying to figure out it is.


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It’s an upper jaw species (upper jaw longer than lower jaw) so presumably P. senegalus senegalus, the most widespread and commonly sold species by far.
 

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It’s an upper jaw species (upper jaw longer than lower jaw) so presumably P. senegalus senegalus, the most widespread and commonly sold species by far.

Either that or Bob, who I met in a nightclub in Sydney.
 

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I was going to say Polypterus senegalus. I grabbed my atlas out and there is a picture of Polypterus Palmas. that looks very similar. It will be interesting to see what it grows into, if the color darkens I would say its P. Palmas.
 

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P. palmas has dark blotches on the back and sides, and in the dorsal finlets.
 

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P. Senegalus. Easily distinguishable by the completely grey body and small size. Sometimes it does have a varying color. It’s the most common in the hobby.
 

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