This African catfish is native from Lake Tanganyika; It is silver white in color with black spots arranged in a leopard-like pattern. This catfish grows to about 4-5 inches. The male are slender and have a higher dorsal fin, while females are wider than the male. bioAquatiX has been breeding this catfish for many years. This is a schooling catfish that prefers the company of its own kind and is an excellent all around swimmer. Contrary to other synodontis, this one does not seem sensitive to bright lights in the aquarium and does not enjoy hiding as much as his cousin the synodontis petricola.
This catfish is omnivores and will eat anything from vegetable to more meaty food. It is not a picky eater, but prefers meat based over vegetable based food. They do well individually or in small groups.
It is a peaceful catfish, but will tend to predate on small aquarium fish if they are not well fed. This catfish is known to hold its own with most aquarium cichlids found in the aquarium hobby. It is an aquarium fish that does very well in most aquarium setup.
Purchase Size: 1"-1.5"
We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
There is no box charge.
Orders received or payed on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
We also use ice/heat when necessary.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F during the day in the customer area.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product when the
weather and possible other factors are in play.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold.
Lows in the 40 F at night
The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on Fedex overnight.
Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.