Fish-Synodontis Petricola (TB)
Live Animals Are Click and Collect Only
Please note that we do not ship live animals. You can order online and collect in store.
Synodontis Petricola, also known as the Pygmy Synodontis or Cuckoo Catfish, is a small and attractive species of catfish that hails from the freshwater rivers and lakes of Africa. This peaceful and fascinating fish is highly sought after for its unique appearance and social behavior.
Origin: Synodontis Petricola is native to the rocky shorelines and rapids of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa, particularly found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, and Burundi.
Temperature: The ideal water temperature for Synodontis Petricola is between 75°F to 80°F (24°C to 27°C). Maintaining a stable and warm temperature is essential for their overall well-being.
Housing: Keeping Synodontis Petricola requires a spacious aquarium of at least 30 gallons, as they are an active species that appreciates room to swim and explore. They prefer an aquarium with plenty of hiding spots such as caves, rocks, and driftwood. A soft sandy substrate is also recommended to mimic their natural environment.
Feeding: Synodontis Petricola is primarily carnivorous and will accept a variety of foods in the aquarium. They enjoy a diet that includes high-quality sinking pellets, frozen or live foods like bloodworms, brine shrimp, and small crustaceans. Providing a varied diet is essential to meet their nutritional needs.
Lifespan: With proper care, Synodontis Petricola can live for up to 5 to 8 years or even longer. A well-maintained aquarium with good water quality and a balanced diet will contribute to their longevity.
Behavior and Personality: Synodontis Petricola is a peaceful and social species that can be kept in groups, known as a "shoal." They are known for their interesting social interactions and are non-aggressive towards other tank mates. They are often seen foraging on the substrate and exploring the aquarium.
Please note: We don't ship live animals. You can order Synodontis Petricola online and choose click and collect, and we will hold it for you. As with any fish species, it is crucial to provide them with a suitable and comfortable environment to thrive. Synodontis Petricola is a delightful addition to any freshwater aquarium, and their small size and peaceful nature make them an excellent choice for community tanks.