Banded Pimelodid (Synodontis clarias)

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Banded Pimelodid

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Banded Pimelodid

Synodontis clarias

284 Litres (75 US G.)

33-38.1cm (13-15 ")




6.5 - 7.5

21 -24 °C (69.8-75.2°F)

8-18 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Banded Pimelodid, Red Tailed Syno, Red-Tail Synodontis

Additional scientific names

Pimelodus clarias clarias, Pimelodus synodontes, Pimelodus synodontis, Silurus callarias, Silurus clarias, Synodontis macrodon

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should be kept with semi-aggressive species that are of similar size, very small fish may be eaten.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivorous fish that will take most foods including live/frozen foods and pellet and flake.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A fairly typically shaped Synodontis with a relatively short body and high back, this individual is characterised by its red caudal fin, the rest of the body being dark grey with some spotting.

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