Closely related to Synodontis
body shape is reminiscent of these two species but
S. resupinatus has short branches to the
maxillary barbels. Aquarium Care:
As for the two afore mentioned species. It is a peaceful
and hardy fish even though it does grow quite big.
Give it a decent size tank and I would suggest a 4ft
being the minimum with an aquascape consisting of
rockwork or pipes for it to retire too, and large
plants such as Giant Valis (Vallisneria gigantea)
that grow partly along the water surface, and then
you could witness this Synodontis
eating in its inverted position. Diet:
The usual feeding for Synodontis species,
being good quality flake food, tablet food, frozen
bloodworm, shrimp, prawns and mosquito larvae. You
can also try veg food such as cuccumber to see if
they are keen on it. Remarks: Not
very common in the hobby.
Niger and Benue Rivers. Type Locality:
Lokoja, Northern Nigeria.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.