Njassae Synodontis Catfish (Synodontis njassae)

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Njassae Synodontis Catfish

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Njassae Synodontis Catfish

Synodontis njassae

132 Litres (35 US G.)

19.1-20.3cm (7.5-8 ")




7.5 - 8.2

20 -23 °C (68-73.4°F)

20-30 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-12 years



Additional names

Njassae Synodontis Catfish, Malawi Squeaker

Tank compatibility[edit]

S. njassae predominantly spends it's daylight hours either hiding amongst rocks or scavenging for food on the bottom of the tank. At night however this catfish actively moves around the tank and can sometimes be seen swimming up the walls of the tank and continuing along the surface of the tank upside down.


Synodontis njassae is usually a rather placid catfish, in most African Cichlid tanks preferring to hide in caves and against rocks only occasionally venturing out during daylight hours to feed. Although S.njassae is for the most part a peaceful addition to the aquarium it can become territorial towards its own kind as well as other tank mates if harassed enough. However despite its large size, heavily armoured skull and serrated spikes on its pectoral and dorsal fins, S. njassae would rarely cause any significant damage to tank mates.


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