Glass Catfish – Kryptopterus Bicirrhis

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Common name: Glass Catfish Scientific name: Kryptopterus Bicirrhis Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches  /  12 cm Place of Origin: Type locality is given simply as ‘Java, Indonesia’, and this species is currently understood to occur throughout much of Southeast Asia …

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Banjo Catfish – Bunocephalus Coracoideus

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Common name: Banjo Catfish Scientific name: Bunocephalus Coracoideus Average Adult Fish Size: 6″ (15cm) Place of Origin: Bolivia, Peru and Brazil. Typical Tank setup: A largely inactive species requiring relatively little space, given its potential size. Requires plenty of hiding …

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Pictus Catfish – Pimelodus Pictus

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Common Name: Pictus Catfish, Pictus Scientific Name: Pimelodus Pictus Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches / 12 cm Place of Origin: Amazon basins in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil. Typical Tank Setup: Well planted with drift wood / bogwood and …

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Redtail Catfish – Phractocephalus hemioliopterus

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Common name: Redtail Catfish, pirarara Scientific name: Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Average Adult Fish Size: Varies depending on environment and food.  The typical aquatic shop offer 3-4 inch fish which can easily grow to 24 inches or more within one year.  In …

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Polka Dot Synodontis – Synodontis Angelicus

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Common name: Polka Dot Synodontis, Angel Synodontis Scientific name: Synodontis Angelicus Average Adult Fish Size: 10 inches / 25 cm Place of Origin: Congo River basin of Africa Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with roots/driftwood/bogwood and caves. Recommended Minimum …

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Cuckoo Catfish – Synodontis Multipunctatus

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Common name: Cuckoo Catfish, Cuckoo Synodontis Scientific name: Synodontis Multipunctatus Average Adult Fish Size: 10.8 inches /  27.5 cm in the wild, but 6 inches /  15 cm is more likely in an aquarium. Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa …

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Giraffe Catfish – Auchenoglanis Occidentalis

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Common name: Giraffe Catfish Scientific name: Auchenoglanis Occidentalis Average Adult Fish Size: 36 inches  /   91 cm !! Place of Origin: Congo River basin predominantly, but it is found all over Africa. Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with a …

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Clown Catfish – Synodontis Decorus

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Common name: Clown Catfish, Decorus Catfish, Decorated Synodontis Scientific name: Synodontis Decorus Average Adult Fish Size: 10 inches  /  25 cm Place of Origin: Congo Basin, Africa Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with caves, roots/bogwood/driftwood. Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: …

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Marbled Synodontis – Synodontis Schoutedeni

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Common name: Yellow Marbled Synodontis, Marbled Synodontis, Vermiculated Synodontis Scientific name: Synodontis Schoutedeni Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches  /  12.5 cm Place of Origin: Congo River Basin, Africa Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with caves, roots/bogwood/driftwood. Recommended Minimum …

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Dwarf Lake Synodontis – Synodontis Petricola

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Common name: Dwarf Lake Synodontis, False Cuckoo Synodontis Scientific name: Synodontis Petricola Average Adult Fish Size: 5 inches  /  13 cm Place of Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with caves, roots/bogwood/driftwood and plants. Recommended Minimum …

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