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Synodontis nigriventris
Upside-down catfish
David, 1936

Synodontis nigriventris - Upside-down catfish - The upside down catfish in its familiar upside down swimming position
The upside down catfish in its familiar upside down swimming position
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(Other members of the genus Synodontis)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Synodontis nigriventris live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Congo (DRC)

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AQUARIUM CARE: This small catfish is an ideal community species; peaceful with its tankmates and a pleasure to watch. Its upside down behaviour is quite interesting to watch as it swims from perch to perch where its rests under leaves, wood and roots, only righting itself to feed on the tank substrate.

BREEDING: Breeding requires specific conditions that are not clearly understood. This fish has been bred accidently, and it would seem to require a water change, with soft cool water to inititate spawning.

Have you bred Synodontis nigriventris? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Synodontis nigriventris breeding reports








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