Appearance and additional notations: This fish is native to the streams and rivers of the African Congo Basin. It is a member of the Polypteridae or Lobe-Finned Pike family. As with other members of the primitive Polypteridae family, this fish has the ability to survive out of water because it has a lung-like paired swim bladder and gills to help it breathe. It can spend short periods of time on land but must return quickly back to its water for respiration. This fish will do best in a large “oddball” aquarium with other large, passive fish.

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