Noted for the two pale bands
on the body, just before and after the adipose fin
and the marbled pattern. Not imported very often.
Habitat: Inhabits small streams,
main rivers and flooded pools. Extremely abundant
in ox-bow lakes and river cut-offs in the Lower Tana
River. Reproduction: Breeding occurs
shortly after floods, when ripe fish enter small streams
leading to floodwater pools, where they breed; this
migration is rather sudden, adult fish migrate in
large schools upstream over a period of less than
a week (3 to 4 days); one or two additional smaller
migrations may occur after the main peak; the stimulus
triggering this migration is probably closely connected
with rainfall. Aquarium Care: As
for per Synodontis species. Diet:
Will eat most prepared foods and also likes a vegetable
addition to the diet.
Athi and Tana River basins (Kenya). Type locality:
Athi River at Jilore, thirty miles from river mouth,
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