One spot squeaker - Synodontis notatus
Scientific name: Synodontis notatus
Common name: One spot squeaker
Usual size in fish tanks: 20 - 25 cm (7.87 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°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
Large quality flakes and catfish pellets will be relished, caution must be taken when feeding as these fish can bite.
These catfish originate from the Congo area of Africa.
It is believed that the redness of the dorsal fin on the male intensifies during spawning season.
There are no reported successes at breeding One spot squeaker in the aquarium, although in the Far East research is being carried out to breed these.
Expected life span of Synodontis notatus is 8-12 years.
Synodontis notatus do not like their own species, especially when juveniles, fights will often break out with a lot of mouth wrestling. Hiding places should be provided in the tank and as the fish matures be prepared to upgrade to a larger tank. Care should be taken with this fish when handling as the pectoral fins contain spines.
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