Synodontis alberti, Schilthuis, 1891
Bigeye squeaker, Albert's Synodontis.
Origin:Congo, Stanley Pool
Etymology: Named after King Albert of Belgium.
First European import:Unknown.
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!
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
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