Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 75-82Ôø?F; pH 6.5-7.8; KH 4-15
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 8"
Color Form: Black, Pale
Diet: Insectivore: Algae
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa - Zaire, Cameroons
The Synodontis Eupterus Catfish is also known as the Featherfin Squeaker and is from the rivers and lakes of Africa. It is a wide-bodied catfish and is pale in coloration with many black spots. This species is also known as an upside-down catfish, as it will hang in an inverted position.
As a digger, the Synodontis Eupterus Catfish will appreciate a fine sandy bottom with large roots and crevices for hiding places in a tank of 50 gallons or more. Sensitive to nitrates, good water conditions are necessary. It prefers a current in the aquarium. It can be kept as a schooling fish or in a tank with other Synodontis species. The Synodontis Eupterus Catfish may also be maintained with most African Cichlids of similar size.
Currently, the Synodontis Eupterus Catfish is not being successfully bred in the aquarium.
Synodontis Catfish are omnivores and should be offered sinking catfish pellets, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, plus a good quality flake food.
Approximate Purchase Size: 4" to 6"
Synodontis Eupterus Catfish