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The Featherfin Catfish (Synodontis eupterus) originates from the White Nile, Volta, and Chad river basins, along with their feeder rivers and tributaries. These catfish inhabit areas where the river bottom has an abundance of rocks and wood with relatively sparse vegetation. They patrol rocky caves, crevices, submerged logs, and roots, searching for any edible plants, algae, or meaty items. In their natural habitats, this species can grow up to 31cm in length, but aquarium specimens rarely exceed 25cm, with 20cm being more common.

Featherfin Catfish thrive when kept with African Cichlids, New World Cichlids, or moderately sized community fish. They may become territorial towards other catfish in smaller aquariums; however, in larger aquariums of 500 liters or more, they are generally more easygoing with their tank mates.

One of the smallest members of the genus Synodontis is the upside-down catfish, named for its upside-down swimming posture, which helps it feed more easily at the water's surface. It is also known as the blotched upside-down catfish due to its spotted appearance. This species has been extremely popular for centuries and has even been depicted in ancient Egyptian art.


Species – Synodontis nigriventris
Common Name – Upside-down Catfish
Origin – Central Africa
Diet – Omnivore
PH Range – 7.5 – 8.5
Temperature – Tropical 24°C – 29°C
Breed Type – Egg layer, but very difficult to breed in the aquarium
Current Size – Approximately 4-5cm (Grows to approximately 20cm)
Sex – Unsexed


Upside-Down Catfish

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