Synodontis pardalis

20. January 2014

We received with the current Cameroon importation this beautiful squeaker, which can attain a maximum length of about 20 cm. The species is known only from the river Dja and its affluent Libi. This is the reason why the fish is considered an endangered species, for the Dja is heavily destroyed and polluted due to intensive Cobalt mining. So it is very gratifying that S. pardalis becomes imported every now and then, which makes specimens available for breeding and conservation programs.

Synodontis pardalis belongs to a group of very slender species of Synodontis, as do also S. decorus and S. brichardi. Against each other they are astonishingly peaceful. This squeaker should be kept in groups of 5-8 specimens. Regarding feeding and water chemistry the species is undemanding.

For our customers: the fish have code 183505 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Synodontis: an old name for an undetermined fish from the Nile. pardalis: means “with the pattern of a leopard”.

Suggestion of a common name: Leopard-Squeaker

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

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Herkunft Kamerun / Cameroon