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    What fish is this ? (Synodontis eupterus)

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    I got a few of these cat fish from a LFS at Bukit Timah Plaza.
    Is this Synodontis angelicus ?
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    Probably a young Synodontis eupterus.
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    I am still not sure of the ID but I think it could be Synodontis nigriventris, which is supposedly one of the more common Synodontis. I hope it is as this species will only grow to 4" while other species will grow to 8" ! One of my fish is about 3" now.

    They are really cute. They like to 'hang' upside down under driftwood and plants, which explains why they are commonly known as the 'Upside Down Catfish'.
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    Double confirm, it is a young Synodontis eupterus. I kept this species some time back and it grew into a huge fella. Very greedy and a big bully too. You're better off with species like S. petricola.
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    Thanks for the ID. How big did it grow to ?

    Any idea why I can find S. petricola. ?
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    It grew to about 10 cm in length.

    About S. petricola, its usually kept in African Rift-Lake cichlid tanks. You can find a good range of Synos from Cichlids Forever. Same location as Eco-culture.

    It is best however to read up on the web on the different Synodontis species because some can get pretty large and some are not meant for planted tank setups.
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    Jinag Yang,
    You are right. One of them has grown to 4.5" and it now looks like Synodontis eupterus I like its long dorsal fin
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    This is the adult Synodontis eupterus
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    Its a nice fish but a nasty bugger to have around in any tank, except with large cichlids or larger fishes that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormhawk
    Its a nice fish but a nasty bugger to have around in any tank, except with large cichlids or larger fishes that is.
    Agree. I keep them in a 2ft planted tank with Platies.
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