Cuckoo Synodontis (Synodontis multipunctatus)

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Cuckoo Synodontis

Cuckoo Synodontis

Synodontis multipunctatus

170 Litres (45 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")




7.8 - 8.2

21 -25 °C (69.8-77°F)

15-35 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

10-15 years



Additional names

Cuckoo Synodontis

Additional scientific names

Synodontis multipunctata

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males have a higher dorsal fin, females are generally more broad than males. In male fish it is possible to distinguish a 3-4 mm genital papilla near the anus.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This Syno does best in groups of its own kind, at least 3-5 or more. They will eat fish smaller than themselves, but should not bother those larger. Should not be kept with very shy fish or slow-swimming fish, can even hold it's own with Mbuna Cichlids.

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