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Synodontis afrofischeri Hilgendorf, 1888

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (1) Hippocampus Bildarchiv (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

It is tolerant of a wide spectrum of p.H. and hardness and even though this is not an upside-down catfish it likes to stand on its head or its tail and rest against the tank sides. You will see this Synodontis quite a lot during the day as it gets older, but less when as a youngster. Aquarium Care: Synodontis afrofischeri is a very peacfull fish and a prime candidate for an average sized community tank. Diet: Will take most prepared aquarium foods such as frozen bloodworm, whiteworm, shrimp, prawns, tablet food and pellets. A wide varied diet will provide a healthy specimen for many years. 

Common Name:

Fischer's Catfish


Synodontis atrofisheri




Africa: Lakes Victoria, Nabugabo, Kioga, Ihema; Nile, Kagera, Kingani Malagarasi Rivers, Piti River, Lake Rukwa basin. Type locality: Victoria-Nyanza (Ukerewe-See).


14cm. (5½ins)


22-26°C (71-80°F)




ScotCat Factsheet: no. 28; Oct.1998



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