SYNODONTIS PETRICOLA $35
Melbourne Tropical Fish
Factory 2, 41-43 Sinclair Road, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Open 11am to 5pm Everyday
This species is rare and highly sought amongst aquarists.
Syno Petricola are renowned as the most peaceful of the Syno species, and with their inquisitive nature, they benefit well from stimulating décor. Housing them in a Lake Tanganyika biotope setup is advised; giving plenty of open water for swimming and using rock arrangements to form caves for exploration. Dim lighting will encourage the fish to be more sociable.
Synodontis petricola, known as the cuckoo catfish, or the pygmy leopard catfish, is a species of upside-down catfish endemic to Burundi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Tanzania where it is only known from Lake Tanganyika.
Synodontis: Ancient name for an undetermined fish from the Nile
Petricola: A dweller among rocks.
This species grows to a length of 10.2 centimetres (4.0 in)
Aquarium Size Required
36″ x 12″ x 12″ (90x30x30cm) – 80 litres
Females more round in shape and a darker colour
Sinking pellets, although will also benefit from frozen and live foods
Should only be kept with larger Tetras, Barbs and Gourami in a community set up that like harder water quality. Ideal tank mates with most Cichlids, especially African Mouthbrooders