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Cuckoo Catfish/Synodontis Petricola 3cm

$1999 CAD
SKU: 400000020068

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Cuckoo Catfish/Synodontis Petricola 3cm

Description

The Cuckoo Catfish, also known as Synodontis petricola, is a type of catfish that belongs to the Mochokidae family. Here are some specific details about this fish:

  1. Temperature: Cuckoo Catfish thrive in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20-30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Cuckoo Catfish.

Feeding Habits: Cuckoo Catfish are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods in the aquarium. They typically feed on small crustaceans, insect larvae, and plant matter. In a home aquarium, they can be fed high-quality sinking pellets, frozen foods, and occasional live or frozen protein-rich foods.

Habitat Preference: Cuckoo Catfish are native to the African Congo basin, particularly in areas with fast-flowing rivers and rocky substrates. They prefer environments with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, crevices, and driftwood.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5. It is essential to maintain stable water parameters to ensure their optimal health.

Behavior: Cuckoo Catfish are peaceful and generally non-aggressive. They are known to be active and curious, exploring their surroundings and occasionally engaging in playful behavior. They are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are more active during the night.

Schooling: Cuckoo Catfish are known to be social and may sometimes be observed in small groups in their natural habitat. However, in home aquariums, they are often kept singly or in small groups.

Color and Other Details: Cuckoo Catfish have a striking appearance, with a sleek body and a black-and-white or gray coloration with a pattern of spots and stripes. They have a distinctive forked tail and long, sensitive barbels around their mouth. They are known for their peaceful nature and their ability to coexist with a variety of tank mates, making them a popular choice for community aquariums.

Specifications

  • Category
    Catfish
  • Species Type
    Upside-Down Catfish
  • Water Temperature
    72°F to 79°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    20 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Acidic, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Driftwood, Rocky Tanks, Hiding Spots, Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish, Bottom-Dwelling, Nocturnal

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Cuckoo Catfish/Synodontis Petricola 3cm

$1999 CAD

The Cuckoo Catfish, also known as Synodontis petricola, is a type of catfish that belongs to the Mochokidae family. Here are some specific details about this fish:

  1. Temperature: Cuckoo Catfish thrive in water temperatures ranging from 72°F to 79°F (22°C to 26°C). Maintaining a stable temperature within this range is crucial for their well-being.

  2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 20-30 gallons is recommended for a small group of Cuckoo Catfish.

Feeding Habits: Cuckoo Catfish are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods in the aquarium. They typically feed on small crustaceans, insect larvae, and plant matter. In a home aquarium, they can be fed high-quality sinking pellets, frozen foods, and occasional live or frozen protein-rich foods.

Habitat Preference: Cuckoo Catfish are native to the African Congo basin, particularly in areas with fast-flowing rivers and rocky substrates. They prefer environments with plenty of hiding spots, such as caves, crevices, and driftwood.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5. It is essential to maintain stable water parameters to ensure their optimal health.

Behavior: Cuckoo Catfish are peaceful and generally non-aggressive. They are known to be active and curious, exploring their surroundings and occasionally engaging in playful behavior. They are primarily nocturnal, meaning they are more active during the night.

Schooling: Cuckoo Catfish are known to be social and may sometimes be observed in small groups in their natural habitat. However, in home aquariums, they are often kept singly or in small groups.

Color and Other Details: Cuckoo Catfish have a striking appearance, with a sleek body and a black-and-white or gray coloration with a pattern of spots and stripes. They have a distinctive forked tail and long, sensitive barbels around their mouth. They are known for their peaceful nature and their ability to coexist with a variety of tank mates, making them a popular choice for community aquariums.

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