Can be identified by the tail pattern of brown/black
stripe to each of the caudal fin lobes and the membrane
at the base of the maxillary barbels. Reported to
be very nocturnal and this may be one of the reasons
why this species is rarely caught in the wild. Aquarium
Care: Reported to be very aggressive in the
aquarium but other keepers [Seegers, 2008] have had
no problems with them so this may be a trait to individual
specimens. Diet: The usual feeding
for Synodontis species, being good quality
flake food, tablet food, frozen bloodworm, shrimp
Nyanyandu (Tanzania: Swahili
East Africa, Tanzania, the Rufiji Basin.
23.0cm. T.L. (9ins)
Eccles H; David
FAO: Field guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Tanzania,
Rome 1992. Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.