Common name: Pygmy Leopard Catfish
Scientific Name: Synodontis petricola
Max Size: 10cm
pH Range: 7.5 - 8.5
Temperature: 24 - 28 °C
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
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