Juveniles of this species have
a white/yellowish body colouration with a marbled
pattern and very different from the adults. Aquarium
Care: Reported to be a bit quarrelsome and
territorial amongst themselves. Mature males sometimes
possess a reddish caudal fin. Diet:
The usual feeding for Synodontis species,
being good quality flake food, tablet food, frozen
bloodworm, shrimp and prawns.
Lake Rukwa basin, Ugalla basin Malagarasi system,
and coastal drainages of Tangazni south of the Pangani
River. Type locality: Rukwa Sees.
23 -26°C (73 -79°F)
2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification
and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany.
604 p. Seegers, L. 1996 The fishes of the
Lake Rukwa drainage. Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Centr., Sci.