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Synodontis Rebeli


Common name: Synodontis Rebeli

Scientific name: Synodontis Rebeli

Average Adult Fish Size: 9.6 inches / 24.5 cm

Place of Origin: Cameroon / Congo River basin

Typical Tank setup: Rocky African biotope with ledges, caves, roots/bogwood/driftwood along with some open space.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 40 gallon / 160 litre

Compatibility: Will eat small fish. Best if kept with peaceful to moderately aggressive fish that are 3 inches / 8 cm or larger.

Temperature: 72 – 77 Deg F / 22 – 25 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 6.2 – 7.5

Feeding: Omnivorous. Provide a varied diet of catfish tablets, pellets, flakes, frozen and live foods such as brine shrimp.

Sexing: Venting is the only known way to sex this species.

Breeding: Unreported

Additional Information: Main body coloration varies from a pale yellow to white. Getting increasingly rare due to overfishing in its’ native habitat.