Brand: BioAquatiX
Product Code: Synodontis petricola 'Dwarf' 1"-1.25"
Availability: 34
$14.99 $19.99

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 and not as white as 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 eat very small aquarium fish. This catfish is known to hold its own with most aquarium cichlids found in the aquarium hobby. This synodontis is a great aquarium fish that does very well in most aquarium setup.


Scientific Name Synodontis Petricola

Family Synodontis

Natural origin N/A

Origin of this specimen Tank born and raised by bioAquatiX

Generation filial F1-F3

pH range 7.5 to 9.0: best 8.0 to 8.5

Temperature range (°F) 70 to 80: best 76 to 77

Mature length (in a tank) 6 inches

Minimum tank size 2 gallon


Aquarium bred and raised 



Purchase Size: 1"-1.25"


Shipping info:

We ship all of our packages out of our fish farm located in Sarasota, Florida.
All the order will be shipped 2-3 days after your purchase. We purge all the live animals before shipping in order to make them travel safe.
All of our packages are shipped via FedEx Second Day Air and/or FedEx Standard Overnight if live animals are included in the order.
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped Monday to Thursday only arriving no later than Friday afternoon every week.
FedEx 2day orders will be shipped Monday to Wednesday only arriving no later than Friday every week.
USPS Priority shipping service will be used for plants and dry goods only.  No live animals will be shipped with USPS shipping.  USPS orders will be shipped Monday to Wednesday only arriving no later than Saturday every week.
All the orders from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be shipped the next week.
We do use 72 hours heat/cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 for all shipments of live animals.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 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.
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