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Petricola catfish

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Petricola Catfish Care Guide:

  1. Scientific Name: Synodontis petricola

  2. Tank Size: Opt for a spacious tank of at least 50 gallons to accommodate a group of Petricola Catfish.

  3. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Maintain a range of 75-80°F (24-27°C).
    • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.5-7.5.
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
  4. Tank Setup:

    • Create hiding spots with caves, rocks, and driftwood, as Petricola Catfish are nocturnal and appreciate shelter.
    • Use a sandy substrate to mimic their natural environment.
    • Ensure a well-filtered aquarium with moderate water flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Petricola Catfish are omnivores; offer a varied diet consisting of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and occasional live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.
  6. Tank Mates:

    • Petricola Catfish are generally peaceful and can coexist with other non-aggressive fish.
    • Keep them in groups of at least three to promote social behavior.
  7. Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% every 2 weeks) to maintain water quality.
    • Monitor and maintain stable water parameters.
  8. Behavior:

    • Petricola Catfish are social and display interesting behaviors in a group.
    • They are bottom-dwellers and will appreciate a well-decorated tank with hiding spots.
  9. Compatibility:

    • Compatible with other small to medium-sized, peaceful fish.
    • Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive or territorial species.
  10. Breeding:

    • Breeding Petricola Catfish can be challenging in a home aquarium.
    • Provide suitable breeding conditions with caves for spawning.
  11. Health Monitoring:

    • Regularly observe for signs of stress, disease, or changes in behavior.
    • Quarantine new additions to prevent potential diseases.

By creating a suitable environment and attending to their specific needs, you can enjoy the intriguing behaviors and social dynamics of Petricola Catfish in your aquarium.