Other Clown Synodontis Names:
Clown Synodontis, Decorated Synodontis, Clown Catfish
Clown Synodontis Scientific Name:
Clown Synodontis Temperament:
Species Type: African Catfish
Clown Synodontis Adult Size: 11 inches (cm)
Clown Synodontis Life Expectancy: 15 years
Clown Synodontis Habitat: African Rivers
Clown Synodontis Minimum Tank Size:
Peaceful schooling fish
Clown Synodontis Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - Does well with sinking pellets, frozen or freeze dried foods.
Clown Synodontis Description:
Caring for this fish is relatively simple. It is very adaptable to water conditions, is not a fussy eater, and will co-exist with all but the smallest of fish. Becuase it grows to a reasonably large size and forages readily, it requires a large tank in excess of 65 gallons. The clown synodontis also prefers to be in groups, for it is a social fish.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Elephant Noses, Baby Whales, African Black Knife Fish, and other Synodontis Catfish are good tank mates. This species is also commonly used in African Cichlid tanks.
Clown Synodontis Breeding & Spawning:
No known breeding method in captivity
Determining Clown Synodontis Sex:
The only way to sex these fish is by venting them when they are mature. Use caution when doing this, as like most catfish, they have sharp spines in the dorsal and pectoral fins. The males have a rigid genital papillae facing the caudal fin.
Clown Synodontis Diseases:
None specific to species.
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