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Old 02-26-2005, 05:09 PM   #1
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New bichir...Polypterus endlicheri congicus

Just got this little guy in today. This is Polypterus endlicheri congicus, one of the 'protruding lower jaw' bichirs and will eventually reach nearly 3 feet in length (it is one of the largest of the bichirs). Right now he's about 6 inches long.





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the more i see them ... the more i like the various polypterus species

nice looking fish
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:35 PM   #3
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Veyr Nice Fish!!!!
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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eesh, 3ft? thats a monster, hope he takes his time to get there
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very nice!

Hey, joe, I thought of you when I was reading the bichir article in the April '05 Tropical Fish Hobbysit - did you happen to see it?
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:15 AM   #6
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Lori....

Not yet. My wife, bless her pointy head, bought me a subscription to TFH last father's day. I STILL haven't seen an issue in the mail!!! I'll drop by my local PetCo tomorrow to pick up some cat food and I'll see if they have a copy there. Thanks for the heads up!

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page 98, lol.

I ordered my subsription online and a couple weeks later got my first issue. You might want to contact them.
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Very nice!
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:04 AM   #9
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Very nice....and shame...it isn't just 'one of the largest', it is the largest known (even if my two are a measly 24" right now. ).
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Yeah....yeah....I know that it has the largest recorded size (Schafer in the Aqualog Polypterus book actually lists one of over 1,500mm - 1.5 meters...which puts it at about 5 feet....but I definitely question THAT measurement!). I'd be surprised if P. endlicheri endlicheri or P. bichir didn't approach the same size.

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