Distribution: Synodontis decora, sometimes known as Clown Squeaker, is a freshwater species found throughout the Congo River basin, with the exception of the Luapula and Luvua drainages; Pool Malebo, and the Ubangi and Kasai drainages.
PH: 6.0 – 8.0
Temperature: 23°C – 27C (73 – 81F)
Hardness: 4 – 25 dH
Description: Synodontis decora can reach a maximum length of around 32 cm in the wild. This large fish has a long dorsal fin and an attractive body colouration, along with a compressed head and body. It is predominantly white with black spots; its dorsal, caudal, ventral and anal fins are all white with black bands featuring on them. Difficult to sex, males have a ridged genital papillae; females do not.
Diet: Synodontis decora can be given plenty of different foods, but you can feed it flakes and tablets with the occasional helping of frozen foods.
Breeding: Synodontis decora is reportedly difficult to breed and there is no information available in this category.
Comments: Adult Synodontis decora should be kept in a tank of at least 200 gallons. Your tank should have plenty of open swimming areas given its size and some rockwork, driftwood and piping with a diameter of at least 12 cm. This species is probably more suitable for hobbyists with experience, due to its size and the breeding difficulties.
Recommended Compatible Species: Synodontis decora is a peaceful species but shouldn’t be housed with small fish or fin-nippers. You might like to keep it with barbs and larger African characins.
Originally posted 2010-01-26 11:46:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter