Featherfin Catfish Tropical Fish Information

Synodontis Eupterus
Featherfin Catfish
Behaviour Peaceful scavenging fish
Typical size 14cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number in Tank 1
Max Number 1
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
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  • Young Featherfin Catfish Synodontis Eupterus - thumbnail

Featherfin Catfish (Synodontis Eupterus)

Featherfin Catfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Featherfin Catfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Featherfin Catfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Featherfin Catfish Facts

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

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Featherfin Catfish information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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