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Category: Catfish - Mochokidae
Price: £13.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 4 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
Body shape is similar to that of other Synodontis but this species is immediately recognisable thanks to its exceptionally long and feathery whiskers. It also has comparatively large eyes. Body colouration is variable, but tending towards silvery-grey to slate grey with small black blotches.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
The is one of the territorial Synodontis that is best kept with active midwater fish such as Congo tetras. May be intolerant of other bottom-dwelling species including other catfish.
Wild fish feed primarily on infaunal invertebrates such as insect larvae and worms they detect using their long whiskers. Under aquarium conditions they are easily maintained on catfish pellets, algae wafers, chopped seafood and frozen foods such as bloodworms.
Very shy and nocturnal. The Stanley Pool area is characterised by fast-flowing water that is relatively cool and well-oxygenated. While Synodontis alberti doesn't actually live in the riffles and rapids itself, it does appreciate a brisk current and good water quality.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Central Africa: Congo River, around the Stanley Pool|
|Size||Up to 20 cm, but usually much smaller|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|