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Catfish – Dwarf Upside-down Catfish



The Dwarf Upside Down Catfish, otherwise known as Synodontis nigriventris, is a peaceful fish native to Zaire and the Niger River basin. While their tank water should be on the soft side, the overall temperature isn’t critical. However, they do enjoy a well-planted tank with driftwood as well as rocks for hiding. Not picky eaters, they will be adept to pretty much any diet presented. Their coloring consists of a light brown body with dark brown irregular blotches throughout. These fish are known for their enjoyment of swimming upside down, and grazing the bottom of the tank for food.

  • Native to: Zaire and Niger River basin
  • Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 6+ years
  • Tank Level: All levels
  • Diet: Omnivore, eats most foods
  • pH: 6 – 7.5
  • Hardness: 4-15 dGH
  • Temperature: 72-79 F (22-26 C)
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