Synodontis decorus
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Synodontis decorus

Common Names: Clown Synodontis
Decorated Synodontis
Family: Mochokidae
Category: Catfish_Bottom_Feeders
Distribution: Africa; Africa
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Caring for this fish is relatively simple. It is very adaptable to water conditions, is not a fussy eater, and will co-exist with all but the smallest of fish. Becuase it grows to a reasonably large size and forages readily, it requires a large tank in excess of 60 gallons. The clown synodontis also prefers to be in groups, for it is a social fish.
6.5 - 7.5
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
Potential Size: Male: 27cm (10.6")
Female: 27cm (10.6")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: The only way to sex these fish is by venting them when they are mature. Use caution when doing this, as like most catfish, they have sharp spines in the dorsal and pectoral fins. The males have a rigid genital papillae facing the caudal fin.
Breeding: Breeding hasn't yet been reported in the aquarium
Comments: The original gentle giant, the Clown Synodontis is a favorite among many with its good looks and great personality.
Main Colours: Black, Grey
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Fish_Tank
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