Commonly known as "Synodontis cats" or "upside-down
cats" these African catfish are recognised by the local
population as "squeakers" owing to the noise they
make when lifted out of the water.
There are over 150 species in this family and they are noted
for their feathered barbels and unique shape which separates
them from all other catfish. They make very hardy inmates
of an aquarium and the vast majority are peaceful apart from