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Synodontis alberti, Schilthuis, 1891
Bigeye squeaker, Albert's Synodontis.

Origin:Congo, Stanley Pool

Etymology: Named after King Albert of Belgium.

Synonyms: None.

First European import:Unknown.

Description:See picture.

Care: Nocturnal species, aggressiv towards other catfish and Synodontis, especiallly if kept in small tanks with little or no hideouts. Synodontis alberti is best kept in larger tanks, with a lot of floating plants, large amounts of driftwood, and densely planted zones. A dark soil is recommended, as well as some current. Sharp gravel is to be avoided!

Temperature:23-27

Feeding:Omnivorous, all food is accepted, including small fish!

Size: Up to 16 cm.

pH: 6.0-8.0 Hardness: 4-25

Breeding: Has not been bred in aquaria.

Sexual dimorphism: None.

Prices: Around 30€

Additional: Seldom available. Has been reported to live up to 30 years!

Picture references: Picture 1: E. Naus

References: http://www.fishbase.org

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