Select Aquatics Presents - Synodontis
Lucipinnis, Cuckoo Breeding and
video introduces a special line of Synodontis lucipinnis that was maintained
away from the hobby for 20 years, and is gradually
being bred here.
I also explain "Cuckoo Breeding", possibly the most
violent and bizarre breeding practice
anywhere, and answer customer questions on tank repair.
The Synodontis lucipinnis has always
been very popular in the hobby , due to its small size,
attractive markings and friendly, active, non aggressive nature.
Unfortunately, they are difficult to
breed naturally, with tiny, fragile, slow growing fry. As a result, they
are bred overseas using hormones,
with forced breeding happening a couple times a year, resulting in
occasional availability in limited
numbers out to the pet trade.
Here they are bred naturally, and
effort is focused on breeding them consistently with the greatest
number of fry reaching adulthood.
Many hobbyists have had this fish
breed for them, the challenge is getting the tiny fry to adulthood,
and we are still making changes to best accomplish this. Our goal is to
breed them in large enough
numbers to selectively breed a consistent, high white line of this