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LARGER CATFISHES

Family: MOCHOKIDAE

These African catfishes make fanatistic tankmates for the larger community aquarium as they with grow on average to about 6 inches. They are peaceful, elegant and playful making them entertaining to watch.

Like all catfishes these are bottom dwellers which scavenge food from the bottom of the aquarium. The golden rule on all fish is that if another fish is small enough to fit into anothers mouth, thats where it will end up. Therefore I would not recommend keeping neon sized fish with synos because they will slowly disappear.

Synos are noctural and you will see them most active when the aquarium lights go out.

Synodontis species are best fed on a variety of foods, I have found them do best with a variety of sinking pellets and frozen shrimps, but they will eat just about anything.

Included with the syno catfishes section I have also added some others with similar characteristics such as Pictus catfish which are members of the Pimellodella family from South America.

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BUMBLEBEE CATFISH
£9.99   £5.99
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How hard are they to keep? We would class this as a moderate care level. What is its maximum size? 9cm Where are they from? The Bumble Bee Catfish... More

Featherfin synodontis 6cm
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The Feather-fin Synodontis Catfish comes from various river systems of Western Africa and is a peaceful bottom scavenger. A 50 gallon or larger aquarium... More

PICTUS CATFISH
£10.00
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Pimelodus pictus The Pictus Cat is part of the antenna catfishes and usually has a pale to gray body with a black spotted pattern. The pectoral fins are... More

RED TAIL CATFISH
£29.99
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus. The Redtail Cat has a broad head and body that tapers towards the tail. The fish has a dark black body, white... More

STRIPED RAPHAEL CATFISH
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Platydoras Costatus, Platydoras Armatulus The Striped Raphael Catfish is also known as the Striped Talking Catfish, chocolate doradid, chocolate catfish or... More

UPSIDEDOWN CATFISH
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Synodontis nigriventris The Upside Down Cat is also known as the Blotched Upside Down Catfish and is from the rivers and lakes of Central Africa within the... More

Whiptail Catfish
£10.99   £7.99
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The Whiptail has a slender body with a camouflage color pattern that covers the entire fish. Because this species comes from the tropic waters of South... More

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