Cuckoo Catfish

USD 22.23

  • TTD: T$ 150.05
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Cuckoo Catfish, also known as Synodontis multipunctatus, are intriguing freshwater fish characterized by their unique behavior and striking appearance. With their distinctive spotted pattern and playful demeanor, they make captivating additions to community aquariums.

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Cuckoo Catfish, scientifically named Synodontis multipunctatus, are fascinating freshwater fish native to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. These catfish are recognized for their eye-catching appearance, featuring a distinctive spotted pattern on their body. One of the most intriguing aspects of Cuckoo Catfish is their unique reproductive behavior, where they engage in brood parasitism by depositing their eggs among mouthbrooding cichlids. As opportunistic feeders, Cuckoo Catfish will accept a varied diet in captivity, including sinking pellets, frozen foods, and live or frozen insects. They are relatively peaceful and can coexist with a variety of tankmates, although they may exhibit territorial behavior towards conspecifics. Providing ample hiding spots and suitable tank decorations, such as caves or driftwood, is essential to accommodate their nocturnal and secretive nature. Regular water changes and proper filtration are crucial to maintain optimal water quality for Cuckoo Catfish. With their playful demeanor and intriguing behavior, these catfish are sure to captivate aquarium enthusiasts of all levels.