Select Aquatics of Erie, CO.

              Synodontis lucipinnis       




         Common Name- Dwarf Petricola

         Water Conditions- Temp. 74- 80, Aeration    
        Behavior- Peaceful and non aggressive, An
        Active, Social Fish, will graze throughout day
        Fairly slow growing with a lifespan of 7-10 years  

        Size- 4.0 inches.
        Price- For Two 1-1.5 inch fish - $25


            An active, friendly, long lived and attractive fish, these are often unavailable in pet stores. They are generally bred
           overseas using chemicals and hormones, with limited availability. After years to naturally breed and raise the fry of  
           this attractive and easy to keep fish, we are finally able to offer these for sale in limited quantities.

          Smaller than the Syn. petricola, it is similar in appearance, but shows a much lighter background against the larger jet
          black spots, and we have recently begun to selectively breed this fish for a lighter background against high contrast spots.

          Very hardy and active, they will dart about the bottom feeding throughout the day. Excellent community fish, they will
          hide together in plants or rockwork, and prefer secure places to keep going back to as they patrol the tank..

          They will eat most fish foods, and do best on a varied diet of foods that are both carnivorous and vegetable  based.

          This line has never been exposed to or bred using hormones.

          For more information on this fish and its care requirements, click HERE.



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I do not attempt to identify their sex at this young age, but as they
mature, the broader, heavier bodies of the females, and the slimmer
more sleek profiles of the males becomes evident.




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