This is one of three poorly
documented pygmy Synodontis, the other two
being M. lamberti and M.
The members of this genus are sometimes confused with
another small member of the Mochokidae family, namely
but paynei has a forked tail whereas members
of Microsynodontis possess a rounded caudal
and do not have branched maxillary barbels like M.
paynei. There are at the moment (2011) 11
species in this genera. Aquarium Care:
No problem in a community tank as long as the water
parameters are adhered to and it is not housed with
boisterous species such as large Cichlids. Diet:
Will take most prepared aquarium foods such as frozen
bloodworm, whiteworm, tablet food and sunken flake.
Pygmy Synodontis, Pretty Woman
River, upper Niger in Guinea.. Type locality:
Rivière Gbin, Guinée Forestière,