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The Congo Tank

This is a list of fish I keep in my Congo tank. I'll try to keep it updated. 🤣


 

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.

 

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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