Dwarf Petricola (Synodontis lucipinnis)

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 Remarks: The Dwarf Petricola gets its name from the similarities it shares with Synodontis petricola, which is rarely imported into the hobby. One of the main differences that separates the two is their size - S. petricola may reach 5" while S. lucipinnis rarely outgrows 3.5". Most Synodontis are nocturnal and will forage for food at night. They are peaceful fish but may sneak into a cave to eat the spawn of a Lake Tanganyikan cichlid. They make ideal tankmates for most Tanganyikan cichlids and, if they are large enough, can be kept with Malawi cichlids as well. 

Scientific Name: Synodontis lucipinnis

Common Name: Dwarf Petricola

Max Size: 3.5"

pH: 7.6-8.6

Hardness: Hard

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Lake Tanganyika, Africa

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Lake Tanganyikan cichlids, Lake Malawi cichlids, catfish.

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