Orangestriped squeaker - Synodontis flavitaeniatus
Scientific name: Synodontis flavitaeniatus
Common name: Orangestriped squeaker
Usual size in fish tanks: 15 - 19 cm (5.91 - 7.48 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 21°N (71.43 - 375ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°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
Orangestriped squeaker will not compete with tank mates for food so provide it with sinking pellets or a quality flake when it is at its most active in the evening. They will also accept treats of live or frozen foods in the form of brine shrimp and blood worm.
Africa; Orangestriped squeakers are found in the waterways of Zaire.
Females tend to be larger and plumper than the males but sexing with these fish cannot always be accurate.
As of yet, there are no reported cases of Orangestriped squeakers breeding in the aquarium.
The expected life span for Synodontis flavitaeniatus is 5-8 years.
Add piping, caves and bogwood to provide hiding places, each specimen of this fish will require its own spot so bear this in mind when adding the décor. Keep Synodontis flavitaeniatus in small groups as solitary fish tend to be shy, especially if kept with larger tank mates.
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