This species has been hormone
bred by Slovakian aquarist Petre Posel in 1994. Colouration:
The body of the fish is brownish or orange-brown and
is marked with yellow and dark brown horizontal bands.The
underside of the fish is a lighter brown with small
irregular blotches. The dorsal, pectoral, ventral,
and anal fins are clear and marked with contrasting
dark-coloured spots. The adipose fin is dark except
for the extreme tip which is lighter. The bands in
the body extend through the strongly-forked caudal
fin with light patches at the edges and center. When
stressed, the brown colouration can be tinged with
pink. Older individuals may be yellowish-brown.
Aquarium Care: Synodontis flavitaeniatus
is basically an easy species to keep as it won't uproot
your plants and as such can be kept in a planted aquarium.
They are not aggressive so you can keep a few of them
in a large community tank along with larger tetras
such as the Congo Tetra from the same continent. As
with all members of this family they can be territorial
so must give them places to hide during the day such
as rockwork, plants, pipes or driftwood, then you
will see them venturing out during the day for sorties,
but they do tend to be a little secretive for such
a beautiful species. Diet: As with
most members of this genus it will eat most foods
such as good quality flake food, tablets, white worm,
pellets and frozen food such as bloodworm.
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Kinshasa,
Stanley Pool, in the upper Congo River. near Brazzaville.
Type locality: Eala, Congo River