Angel squeaker - Synodontis angelicus
Scientific name: Synodontis angelicus
Common name: Angel squeaker
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 30 cm (7.87 - 11.81 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 19°N (107.14 - 339.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 29 °C (75.2 - 84.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Africa
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Bottom levels
Food and feeding
Angel squeaker is definitely not a fussy eater; it will do well on quality flakes or pellets, spirulina discs and algae wafers. Brine shrimp and blood worms should also encourage good growth.
Africa; Angel squeakers are to be found in the Congo River system.
Angel squeakers can be difficult to sex; the only way is to check the genital papilla of the fish. In the males, the papilla will be ridged and extended; the females will have two smaller pores, the oviduct and the anus.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of this fish breeding in the aquarium, but it is thought to be an egg scatterer.
The expected life span for Synodontis angelicus is 5-8 years.
Synodontis angelicus will adapt to different water conditions; It will require hiding places or caves in the tank. Rocks should be used rather than bogwood, the addition of broad leaved plants will also be beneficial.
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