SYNODONTIS PETRICOLA

SYNODONTIS PETRICOLA

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SYNODONTIS PETRICOLA $35

Melbourne Tropical Fish


Factory 2, 41-43 Sinclair Road, Dandenong, VIC 3175

Open 11am to 5pm Everyday


www.melbournetropicalfish.com.au

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.

Classification

Mochokidae


Name Origin

Synodontis: Ancient name for an undetermined fish from the Nile

Petricola: A dweller among rocks.


Care Level
Medium


Fish Size
This species grows to a length of 10.2 centimetres (4.0 in)


Water Temperature
75-82°F (24-28°C)


pH
7.5-8.5


Water hardness
10-35 dH


Aquarium Size Required
36″ x 12″ x 12″ (90x30x30cm) – 80 litres


Gender Differences
Females more round in shape and a darker colour

Feed
Sinking pellets, although will also benefit from frozen and live foods


Compatibility
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