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Synodontis angelicus
Angel catfish
Schilthuis, 1891

(Other members of the genus Synodontis)




FOOD: Feed Synodontis angelicus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Cameroon, Congo (DRC)


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breeding notes


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Would Synodontis angelicus be a good addition to a community tank?
  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Synodontis angelicus?
  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?
  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?
  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Synodontis angelicus? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Synodontis angelicus to keep and breed?
  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Synodontis angelicus?
  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful

Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

Water conditions: Neutral Water temperature: 24-27oC
Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Only with species of similar size
Spawning Method: Other (see below)Breeding problems:
Poor egg survival
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavyBreeding difficulty: Difficult
Sucess: Very unsucessfulYears Experience: 1
Other Comments: I used induced breeding technique with synthetic hormone (ovaprim). Both females & males are stripped to collect eggs & sperm. I kept the eggs in neutral water with 25 ppm of Met.blue & moderate aeration. The eggs remain yellowish for about 8 hours. After that, they turn to white...(I thought they're infected with fungus). Only 2 eggs were hatch and survive until now. They're already 3 cm in length (on 07-29-2009).
Date this record created: 29th July 2009Breeding date: 2009
Breeder: blueeyesuttoniLocation: Indonesia

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