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Blotched Upside-down Catfish
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Information
Range Congo Basin of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Siluriformes
Family Mochokidae
Genus Synodontis
Species S. nigriventis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern
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The Blotched upside-down catfish, (Synodontis nigriventris), is a species of upside-down catfish native to the Congo Basin of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo.

Ecology

These fish are mostly nocturnal, and feed on insects, crustaceans, and plant matter. These fish lay eggs. The young fish do not swim upside-down until they are about two months old.

In The Aquarium

The blotched upside-down catfish is well suited to aquariums because of its small size (typically 9 or 10 cm or less) and peaceful demeanor. They should be kept in schools of 3 minimum for best effect. They should be fed a variety of good quality flake food, tablet food, frozen bloodworm and live food as daphnia. Provide caves or ledges for them to loaf in.

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