Brichard's Synodontis (Synodontis brichardi)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
11.9-15.2cm (4.7-6 ")
6.0 - 8.0
22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)
- Brichard's Synodontis, Brichard's Syno
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Difficult to sex visually and there are no known reports of this fish being bred in captivity.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish that should be kept with similar sized peaceful fish, it can, however, hold its own and would be fine with larger fish or semi-aggressive fish provided they do not bully this peaceful Syno.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- An omnivore that will graze on soft algae as well as being partial to insect larvae or brine shrimp and other live food. Also supplement with spirulina.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- This fish hails from the lower Congo rapids in Africa, this is an area of heavy turbulent water flow, and in a tank environment it needs a well oxygenated tank with a strong current and plenty of bogwood and rock hiding places. It is sensitive to water quality issues.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This fish is long and tubular in shape with a sucker-mouth and three pairs of short barbels. It is brown-purple in colour with thin vertical yellow bands, this colour will fade as the fish ages.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )