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Synodontis Waterloti


Common name: Synodontis Waterloti

Scientific name: Synodontis Waterloti

Average Adult Fish Size: 5.6 inches / 14 cm

Place of Origin: Congo Basin / Guinea, Africa

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: Not aggressive, but will eat small fish and actively pursue them! Best if kept with fish 3 inches / 7.5 cm or larger.

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

Water chemistry: pH 6.8 – 7.8

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

Sexing: Unknown, except by venting.

Breeding: Unknown

Additional Information: Requires good water quality with low nitrates. Provide frequent partial water changes.