Brichard's Synodontis (Synodontis brichardi)

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Brichard's Synodontis

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Brichard's Synodontis

Synodontis brichardi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

11.9-15.2cm (4.7-6 ")




6.0 - 8.0

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

5-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-20 years



Additional names

Brichard's Synodontis, Brichard's Syno

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex visually and there are no known reports of this fish being bred in captivity.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish that should be kept with similar sized peaceful fish, it can, however, hold its own and would be fine with larger fish or semi-aggressive fish provided they do not bully this peaceful Syno.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore that will graze on soft algae as well as being partial to insect larvae or brine shrimp and other live food. Also supplement with spirulina.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

This fish hails from the lower Congo rapids in Africa, this is an area of heavy turbulent water flow, and in a tank environment it needs a well oxygenated tank with a strong current and plenty of bogwood and rock hiding places. It is sensitive to water quality issues.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This fish is long and tubular in shape with a sucker-mouth and three pairs of short barbels. It is brown-purple in colour with thin vertical yellow bands, this colour will fade as the fish ages.

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