Synodontis lucipinnis Videos
 
 
 
 
 

 

This line of lucipinnis is gradually being bred toward a high contrast white against rich black spots.
These are just getting their adult coloration, and the larger white areas can be seen near the tail on
some, which is all that remains of their juvenile coloring.

 
 
 
 
 

The Synodontis sold are bred here, from a line obtained from a university that had been breeding
them for study for about 20 years. This is a line that has not come from the pet trade, and we
have been slowly working to get their breeding and raising of the very tiny young dialed in.

 

 

 
 
 

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 beautiful fish..


 

                        

 

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