Common name: Pygmy Leopard Catfish

Scientific Name: Synodontis petricola

Family: Mochokidae

Max Size: 10cm

pH Range: 7.5 - 8.5

Temperature: 24 - 28 °C

Reproduce: Spawning

Origin: Africa

Temperament with same species: Peaceful

Temperament with other species: Peaceful

Tank Level: Bottom Level

Lifespan: Up to 10 years.

Feeding: Feed in the evening when they are at their most active. Use quality flake or sinking tablet food for the staple diet. Live or frozen foods should also be offered in the form of blood worms or brine shrimp, becareful not to overfeed as they have a voracious appetite and can easily fool you into thinking that they are constantly hungry.

Sexing: ( Difficult ) They can only be correctly sexed by venting.

Breeding: The Pygmy Leopard Catfish can be bred in captivity and is most easily bred when combined with spawning mouth brooding cichlids. If no mouth brooding cichlids are available, the eggs are sometimes scattered above rocky areas.

Pygmy Leopard Catfish

SKU: 0002300010012
  • Species Details

    Common Name Pygmy Leopard Catfish
    Scientific Name Synodontis petricola
    Origin                 Africa
    Max Size  10 cm
    Community Safe Yes
    pH Range

    7.5 - 8.5

    Diet Type Omnivore
    Min Tank Size Small - Medium
    Temperature Range 24 - 28 C
    Care Level Moderate

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