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The Predatory Tank

This is a list of fish I keep in my Predatory tank.
Preeviously this was a Congo tank, but then a Datnoids came along 🥰.
I'll try to keep it updated. 🤣
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Leopard bushfishLeopard bushfish

Leopard bushfish

Ctenopoma acutirostre

Habitat
Widely distributed throughout the middle Congo River basin in Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Central African Republic, from Malebo (Stanley) Pool upstream to Boyoma (Stanley) Falls. It occurs in several major tributary systems, including the Kasai, Lefini, Ubangi, Tshuapa, and Lomami.
Maximum size
100 – 150 mm.

 

Indonesian Tiger / Borneo TigerIndonesian Tiger / Borneo Tiger

Indonesian Tiger / Borneo Tiger

Datnoid Microlepis

Habitat
An exclusive inhabitant of large, deep, typically lowland freshwater rivers, and not thought to enter brackish environments. It has been collected from flooded forests during the annual wet season.
I have a school of 5 of these babies, growing in my 500L.
Maximum size
400 – 500 mm.

 

FlagtailFlagtail

Flagtail

Semaprochilodus insignis

Habitat
It migrates and spawns in the river channels but feeds mostly in the floodplains. It can also be found in floodplain lakes (known locally as “várzeas”) and forest streams.
Maximum size
350 mm.

 

Gray BichirGray Bichir

Gray Bichir

Polypterus senegalus

Habitat
This species is more widespread than any other bichir and occurs in no less than 26 countries in Africa, incuding Egypt, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal and others. It is usually found in shallow, slow moving waters of swamps, marshes and freshwater lagoons.
Maximum size
400 – 500 mm.

 

Albino Gray BichirAlbino Gray Bichir

Albino Gray Bichir

Polypterus senegalus

Habitat
This species is more widespread than any other bichir and occurs in no less than 26 countries in Africa, incuding Egypt, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria, Senegal and others. It is usually found in shallow, slow moving waters of swamps, marshes and freshwater lagoons.
Maximum size
400 – 500 mm.

 

Delhezi Bichir / Armoured BichirDelhezi Bichir / Armoured Bichir

Delhezi Bichir / Armoured Bichir

Polypterus delhezi

Habitat
Democratic Republic of Congo. It is found in lakes, streams and flooded areas. These are often heavily vegetated.
Maximum size
350 mm.

 

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