Brichard’s synodontis - Synodontis brichardi
Scientific name: Synodontis brichardi
Common name: Brichard’s synodontis
Usual size in fish tanks: 12 - 15 cm (4.72 - 5.91 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: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°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
Brichard’s synodontis is an omnivore and will accept quality flake or pellets. Blood worms and brine shrimp should also be offered to give the meaty content to the diet. Spirulina flake will definitely benefit this fish.
Africa; Brichard’s synodontis is to be found in the Congo River, Zaire.
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
As of yet there are no reported cases of Synodontis brichardi breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Synodontis brichardi is 5-8 years.
Classed as a peaceful species but can hold its own against larger fish if it needs to. Brichard’s synodontis requires well oxygenated water with a lot of flow, the aid of power heads in the tank will help to keep this fish happy. This fish is nocturnal; provide hiding places in the tank, the addition of subdued lighting may help to see this fish in the day time.
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