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Two Spot Synodontis – Synodontis Nummifer


Common name: Two Spot Synodontis

Scientific name: Synodontis Nummifer

Average Adult Fish Size: 7 inches / 17.5 cm

Place of Origin: Congo River Basin, Zaire, 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: Peaceful if given enough hiding places. Will fight with other catfish, plecostomus, or synodontis over a favorite hiding place. Will eat small fish.

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

Water chemistry: pH 6.4 – 7.3

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: Unknown.

Additional Information: A beautiful and active mid-sized synodontis.