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Origin: Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon)
300 L / 66 imp gal / 79 US gal
T°: 22 to 27°C or 72 to 81°F
pH: 6 to 7.5
Hardness: 5 to 20°dGH
How to feed the Featherfin squeaker?
The Synodontis-Eupterus lives at the bottom of the aquarium and will feed exclusively in this area. It will therefore be necessary to offer sinking food in order to feed this fish properly. Note that it also consumes some of the algae in your aquarium.
It is omnivorous and easily accepts commercially available foods such as groundfish pellets, flakes or granules...
In order to vary its diet and to offer it a real feast, distribute live food regularly.
What kind of behavior does the Featherfin squeaker have?
It is a very discreet and even shy fish: it avoids being noticed most of the time. In order to reassure it, there are many hiding places: vegetation, roots, caves, upside down flower pots... Generally speaking, it is a very peaceful fish.
Who can live with the Featherfin squeaker?
The Synodontis eupterus is very peaceful with everyone in your aquarium. It is therefore ideal for a communal aquarium with quiet fish.
How to breed the Featherfin squeaker?
No reproduction so far in amateur aquarium hobby.
Which aquarium for the Featherfin squeaker?
Given its adult size (20 centimetres (7.8")!), plan an aquarium of at least 300 litres (66 Imp Gal / 79 US Gal).
The Synodontis will be more comfortable in an aquarium with lots of hiding places and shaded areas. To do this, use vegetation, roots, caves or even upside down flower pots. With such a setting, he will feel safer and more secure, which will considerably reduce his stress. It will also help protect it from the bustle of its roommates.
Like all bottom-feeding barbels, it is essential to fill the bottom of the aquarium with a non-cutting ground such as Loire sand for example.
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The fins of the Synodontis eupterus are reminiscent of the zebra because of their black and white colours.
This fish has long barbels that undoubtedly classify it in the catfish family.
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