A very attractively patterned catfish which makes an ideal and interesting addition to a Rift Lake setup of Malawi or Tanganyika cichlids. They are often more active in the daytime than many other Synodontis, especially if a small group is kept. This fish is named for the method it uses to breed. The Cuckoo catfish will lay eggs among the eggs of African cichlid mouth brooders. Be careful because these eggs will hatch before the cichlid eggs and consume them!



  • 1 x Synodontis Petricola Medium 6-7
  • Species - Synodontis Petricola
  • Common Name - Petricola Catfish, Poor Mans Cuckoo
  • Mature Adult Size - 3"
  • Origin - Lake Tanganyika
  • PH Range - 7.8 -9.0
  • Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Breed Type - Egg Scatterer
  • Size - 6-7cm
  • Sex - Unsexed


Barcode # 880198447562
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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