Synodontis Nigrita Golden Catfish

Catfish | Synodontis Nigrita Golden Catfish

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Synodontis nigrita

Common Name: Gold Nigrita Catfish, False Upside-Down Catfish

Adult Size: 7 inches

Life Expectancy: 10 - 15 years

Habitat: Africa

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 70 - 82°F 
  • pH Range: 6.0 – 8.0
  • Hardness Range: 3 - 20

Temperament: Not too aggressive in the aquarium, but like most Synodontis it can get quite territorial especially with its own kind.

Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous; will accept most live, frozen, and meaty foods of appropriate size. Some vegetable matter is also necessary.

Breeding & Spawning: No readily available information on breeding/spawning of this species, however, it definitely is being bred in captivity but it is unclear as to whether this is by natural methods or on fish farms via the use of hormone injections. In nature, this species breeds in areas of seasonal flooding that are rich in micro-organisms. They are eggscatterers and exhibit no parental care. 

Gender:  Females will be deeper bodied than the males.