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
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"
USPS orders will be shipped Mondays and Tuesday only
FedEx 2 days orders will be shipped Monday Tuesday and Wednesday only
FedEx overnight orders will be shipped on Monday Tuesdays Wednesdays and Tuesdays only
USPS Priority Arriving Time Orders : 5 to 7 processing business days, fish in bag 1 to 3 days; USPS orders coming in on Monday and Tuesdays will be shipped the following week
FedEx 2Day Arriving Time Orders : 4 to 5 processing business days, fish in bag 2 days ; FedEx 2Day orders coming in on Tuesdays and Wednesday will be shipped the following week
FedEx Standard Overnight Arriving Time Orders : 3-4 processing business day, fish in bag 1 day. FedEx Standard Overnight orders coming in on Wednesday and Thursday will be shipped the following week
All the fish orders will be shipped after 2-3 days after your purchase.
We purge all the fish for at least 48 hrs before shipping.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F or above 95 F during the day in the customer area.
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold lows in the 40 F at night.
The coldest or hottest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
We also use cold packs when necessary.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
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.
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.