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Spotted Synodontis Synodontis notatus

Category: Catfish - Mochokidae

Size: 7-8cm

Price: £14.95 each

Discount: Buy 3 or more Spotted Synodontis Synodontis notatus and get 10% off!!

Stock: 6 in stock


Water Chemistry: Adaptable

Diet: Adaptable

Sociability: Aggressive

Care Level: Easy

Schooling Fish: No


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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 3 or more Spotted Synodontis Synodontis notatus and get 10% off!!
Size: 7-8cm

Synodontis notatus (Spotted Synodontis, One-spot Squeaker)

Large, pinkish-grey body colour with a variable number of eyespots on the flanks (typically one on each flank, but two- or three-spot individuals are not uncommon). Has been confused with Synodontis ocellifer in the trade; that species is similar but has more spots on the body and also tends to be much more peaceful.

Sexually dimorphic: males are less robust than the females in build, and have longer pectoral fin spines and longer tail fins.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Young specimens are peaceful, even sociable; adults are territorial towards their own kind and other Synodontis.

Recommended for robust community tanks only, these fish work well with midwater fish of similar size such as climbing perch and large barbs and characins. Not too aggressive but hardy cichlids will also work well as tankmates. May fight with benthic fish over hiding places, so do not overcrowd and provide each fish with its own cave or burrow. This allowed, they work well with loaches, thorny catfish, plecs, bichirs, etc.

Omnivorous, will do well on a mixed diet including insect larvae, worms, chopped seafood, algae wafers, spinach, tinned peas, etc.

No reports of breeding in captivity.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Africa: Congo River
Temperature 22-26 C
Size 20-25 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.0-7.5