Featherfin Catfish
Behaviour Peaceful scavenging fish
Typical size 14cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Sinking, live, frozen foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Adult Featherfin Catfish Synodontis Eupterus
  • Adult Featherfin Catfish Synodontis Eupterus - thumbnail
  • Young Featherfin Catfish Synodontis Eupterus - thumbnail

Featherfin Catfish

Synodontis Eupterus

The Featherfin Catfish develops an attractive high-backed shape as it ages, which nicely shows of the large, feathered dorsal fin. Older fish have finer and more numerous spots and fin stripes. The Featherfin Catfish is tolerant of a wide range of aquarium conditions provided it is given plenty of dark hiding spots and a fine substrate. The fish's feelers are used for finding food and without a fine substrate they can become damaged during digging. Although the fish is peaceful and will not normally eat much smaller fish, occasional specimens can be a little boisterous so it is best mixed with medium-large fish and no timid species. A good aquarium fish with plenty of character. Often confused with the upside-down catfish (Synodontis nigriventris) when young.

Family Mochokidae (upside-down catfishes) | Synonyms Synodontis ornatipinnis, S. macrepipterus | Other names Featherfin squeaker | Origin Africa | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-7.5, soft to medium | Natural Habitat Normally found in muddy bottomed rivers

Have a Featherfin Catfish Problem or General Question?

If you have a question about keeping Featherfin Catfish's then please use our Featherfin Catfish help forum. Join 100's of other fish enthusiasts with 1000's of years experience between them.


question mark     


Think Fish Community Creator - Featherfin Catfish

Please check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Featherfin Catfish information box.

If you'd like to talk about the "Featherfin Catfish" with our users, then we have a buzzing community of fish enthusiasts where you can talk about tank issues, fish behaviour, tank stocking and any other issues related to the Featherfin Catfish fish or other types you may have!

To save your details in the Fish Community Creator you must be logged in CLICK HERE to log-in or join


Like this tool? Help keep us online by becoming a think fish supporter and helping with our hosting and development costs!

Tank Details
question mark  Rename your tank:
question mark  Length: (cm)
question mark  Volume: (Litres)
question mark  Filter type:

* This fishtank will only last for this session - to save your tank please Join/Log in

Stocking
question mark  Max Stocking level: 0cm
0-1 months 20%: 0cm
1-3 months 40%: 0cm
3-6 months 60%: 0cm
question mark  Current stock level: 0cm
Stock percentage: 0%
question mark  Suggested maximum
fish size for your tank:
0cm
My Fishtank Quantity Stock cm
There are no fish in your fishtank. To add fish, view a fish profile and click the 'Add to My Fishtank' button
This tool is a guide only. All fish have individual natures and compatibility can never be guaranteed. If you spot anything you think needs improving, contact us at info@thinkfishmedia.com


Click to read the Latest Think Fish Discussions from Thinkfish users.

Tropical Fish Keeping Help and Advice
Fish of the month