Common Name: Australian Lungfish or Queensland Lungfish
Scientific Name: Neoceratodus forsteri
Country of Origin: Australia
Wild Caught / Captive Bred: Captive Bred
Diet: Omnivore. Does well with a varied diet of high protein foods like tilapia, shrimp, and/or pellets, as well as veggies and fruits and veggies such as grapes, apricots, figs, zucchini, etc.
Compatibility: Semi-Aggressive. The most community-friendly of the Lungfish species. These fish can be housed with most other species that will not nip at their fins, and can even be kept in groups of multiple lungfish as adults. As juveniles it is best to keep them separate to ensure that they do not get damaged by each other or other tankmates.
Behavior: As juveniles it is common for them to stay hidden most of the time, so providing them with hiding places such as real or fake plants or caves is advised. They can dart around very quickly and jump out of the water when spooked, so it is best to keep a lid on their tank to ensure they don’t accidentally escape. Providing adequate hiding places is a good way to minimize this behavior. As they grow and mature, they will gradually become more outgoing, less frightened by movement, and very majestic in their behavior.
Adult Size: 36”+
Recommended Tank Size: 500+ gallons
These Australian Lungfish are completely legal to own. Each one is microchipped and will come with a certificate to verify that it is CITES approved
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