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Old 16-11-2004, 08:25 AM   #21
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Hello Yvonne
Although i am a new member..
I have been following yourself and fellow members post's for some time on bichirs and have the utmost most respect for all your collections.
Great job on the info post on ray fins!
Polypterus look almost prehistoric at times in their natural condition and demand the respect and care they deserve
Couldnt help but notice F-base cites another species not on ur list as...
Polyterus Teugelsi recently updated in 04
Best regards

thanks for ur compliments Habitat,
would u pls post a pic of the updated species dat u mentioned so all can have an idea wat the Polypterus teugelsi looks like
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Old 16-11-2004, 08:35 AM   #22
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thanks for ur compliments Habitat,
would u pls post a pic of the updated species dat u mentioned so all can have an idea wat the Polypterus teugelsi looks like
Thanx Yvonne
not sure if this pic is accurate but note main reference @ bottom of link about.... "new species"


teugelsi

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Fbase teugelsi
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:03 PM   #23
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Default market prices of bichirs

market price of the following bichirs based on wat i know:

Erpetoichthys calabaricus - Reedfish or Ropefish - ard $12-$15

Polypterus bichir bichir - Nile Bichir -$100-$120 (size ard 10-12")

Polypterus bichir lapradei - ard $40 (size at least 8", haven seen any smaller ones on sale)


Polypterus delhezi - Barred Bichir - $15- $18 (3-4") onwards

Polypterus endlicheri congicus - $65-$80 (8-10")

Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri - Saddled Bichir - from $28-38 (3-4") to $138-$250 (1ft & above)

Polypterus ornatipinnis - Ornate Bichir - from $12-$18 (3-4") to $180-$200 (12-14")

Polypterus palmas buettikoferi - bot mine for $150 (so far haven seen anymore available tho)

Polypterus palmas polli - $15 (4") to $200 (1ft)

Polypterus retropinnis - West African Bichir - not available in LFS too

Polypterus senegalus senegalus - Gray Bichir - $3-$5 (3-4") to $60 (ard 1ft)

Polypterus weeksii - Mottled Bichir - $50 (6-8") to $80 (ard 10") but not readily available
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Old 08-12-2004, 05:04 PM   #24
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Default where to buy bichirs

list of LFS & Farms which carry a good selection of bichirs, anyone wif more info can pls help update.thanks


Chervil Flora & Aquatic Trading
Blk 418, Yishun Ave 11,#01-407, Singapore 760418
Eagle 67590580

Cichlids Forever (CF)
1024, Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534762
Jason 98191848/62860836

Clementi Florists & Aquariums (C328)
Blk 328, Clementi Ave.2, #01-210, Singapore 120328
67778468

Eight Star Aquarium (JE 217)
Blk 217A, Jurong East, (paiseh dunno exact address pls call to check)
90606608

Fish Pet World
Geylang
(paiseh dunno the exact address pls call Shuan to check)
Shuan 90089117

Qian Hu
71, Jalan Lekar, Singapore 698950

San Aquatic
Blk 510, Bedok North Street 3,#01-03, Singapore 460510
Ivan Choo 6243 3564

That Aquarium
Blk 618, Yishun Ring Road, #01-3236, Singapore 760618
Javier 67585488

Tropical Fish Farm
No.1, Pasir Ris Industrial Park 1, Singapore 518235
65840877
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Old 14-12-2004, 10:46 PM   #25
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Hi guys,

for some... this may just be an old info.... but find it real cool for a newbie like me......

species profiles
http://www.polypterus.info/profiles.htm

general keeping info
http://www.polypterus.info/keeping_polypterus.htm

MORE info! for u guys
sorry bro amiidae for kop-ing ur statement
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Old 15-02-2005, 10:30 PM   #26
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would just like to add that bros should exercise some caution in netting out bichirs... dorsal fins are quite sharp... i just cut myself in 4-5 different places in my right hand while transferring a large delhezi, due to the dorsal fins... bled quite a bit too...
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Old 02-01-2006, 11:46 PM   #27
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Adding pic for reference;

Polypterus senegalus Var.

Black eyes and pearly white body
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Old 04-01-2006, 10:55 PM   #28
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pic reference of a male Polypterus endlicheri congicus - abt 16inches
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:03 PM   #29
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Default Link of Website with Pictures showing Endlicheris variations

http://www.geocities.jp/xmfrg478/

any bros with other websites? preferable with pictures
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:20 PM   #30
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these are from the website




looks are seem to have very thick lower lip
thicker compared to other types of variations
eyes have that POP-up look
and the stripes are quite contrasting
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