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Synodontis Flavitaeniatus Catfish
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Synodontis Flavitaeniatus Catfish (Synodontis flavitaeniatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form White
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 75-82° F, KH 4-15, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size 7½"
Origin Central Africa
Family Mochokidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Synodontis Flavitaeniatus Catfish originates within the Zaire Basin of Africa. It is black in color with an interesting pattern of silver lines and spots. This species is also known as an upside-down catfish, as it will hang in an inverted position. They are wonderful scavengers, and are not overly aggressive. They also do not dig as much as other large catfish, making them a great addition to a larger freshwater planted aquarium.

The Synodontis Flavitaeniatus Catfish will appreciate a fine sandy bottom with large roots and crevices for hiding places in an aquarium 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 Flavitaeniatus Catfish may also be maintained with most African Cichlids of similar size.

Currently, the Synodontis Flavitaeniatus 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: 1-1/4" to 1-3/4"

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