Big-Eyed Synodontis (Synodontis pleurops)

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Big-Eyed Synodontis

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Big-Eyed Synodontis

Synodontis pleurops

Moderate

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

[[Minimum temperature::22 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Mochokidae



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Additional names

Big-Eyed Synodontis, Congo Squeaker, Bug Eyed Syno


Origin

Sexing

Cannot be sexed without physical handling.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful, but skittish fish, do not keep with highly aggressive fish, but it can hold it's own with semi-aggressive tank mates. May pose a threat to small fish.

Diet

Omnivorous and will take most foods, prefers algae and vegetable-based foods over meat.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day. This fish can be out-competed for food, so make sure tank mates don't beat it to its dinner.

Environment Specifics

Prefers a planted tank with plenty of hiding places. Prefers to hang vertical than on the substrate so tall plants and upright décor such as bogwood is appreciated.

Behaviour

A peaceful and relatively active Syno, can be skittish.

Identification

A distinctive looking Synodontis. This fish has a large head with large round eyes, a long and forked caudal fin with black bars running through each lobe. The general colour is mottled silver-grey with brown/black markings, some variations can appear spotted or striped. Vivid markings will fade as the fish matures.

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