A very peaceful community fish the Upside down catfish is, it is also a tank favourite with many specialist. They get their name from the upside down swimming behaviour, can be kept with African cichlids, other Synodontis catsfishes and Elephant Noses. A great and worthwhile addition to any tank.
Common Name Upside Down Catfish
Scientific Name Synodontis Nigriventris
Size 10cm
Origin African Rivers, Zaire
Tank Setup Can be kept in a community tank, but commonly kept in an African Cichlid setup.
Temperature 20 – 27 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous, eats Mosquito larvae and insect larvae which are there main source of food, but can be taught to take flakes.
Gender Males are usually darker in colour and the female is also a bit more round