This is an aggressive predator. The males guard the newly hatched young up to 2 months. In the wild it eats frogs and small fish. Lungfish species were once remarkably abundant, and now there are only six extant species.
Size: 6.5" when fully grown Heart: 4 chambers Lungs: breathes air when water dries up Burrowing: in soft mud Habitat: swamps, small rivers Range: West and South Africa