Big-Eyed Synodontis (Synodontis pleurops)

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Big-Eyed Synodontis

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Big-Eyed Synodontis

Synodontis pleurops

170 Litres (45 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")




6.0 - 7.0

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

6-10 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Big-Eyed Synodontis, Congo Squeaker, Bug Eyed Syno


Cannot be sexed without physical handling.

Tank compatibility[edit]

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.


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

Feeding regime[edit]

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[edit]

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.


A peaceful and relatively active Syno, can be skittish.


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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