General Aquaria Discussion • Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

For general fish and aquarium topics. Including catfish, aquatic plants, ponds, photography, etc.

Moderators: DJRansome, fmueller

Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

Postby Eugooglizer » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:46 pm

I have about a dozen Synodontis Petricola in my all male hap/peacock tank. I recently was cleaning one of my fluval canisters and found a baby petricola in one of the media baskets. I dropped him into my 20gal hospital tank and he is doing great.

So here is my question: is there something I can put in my all male tank to give the babies a better chance of surviving since my synos are obviously breeding? I am not looking for all of them to survive but it would be cool if a couple made it here and there. Right now there are 3 30 pound pieces of holy rock that they like to hide under.

The tank is 125 gallons with all male hap/peacocks, 2 clown loaches, a dozen synos, and 2 bristlenose. All have been together for around 3 years.
125G All Male Hap/Peacock/Petricola/Clown Loach
60G Saulosi/Maingano/Red Zebra
User avatar
Eugooglizer
 
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:08 pm
Location: Chicago

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:04 pm

Probably lucipinnis. You could make a pile of small rocks too small for the adults.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
DJRansome
Global Moderator
 
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

Postby sumthinfishy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:50 pm

Never bred them myself, but have friends that have. Its my understanding that the petricola will eat there own eggs. If memory serves me correctly U have to make a nest using marbles so that the eggs can fall through and not be eaten by parents.
240 CA tank
125 SA tank
125 planted tank
125 tanganyikan tank
125 mixed african
(2) 75 growouts
(2) 33 longs with multiple L series plecos
35 breeder planted shrimp and juli cat
....and a few others
sumthinfishy
 
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Location: mass

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:10 pm

That would be true for lucipinnis. The fish is still sold as petricola, so many are still calling them by that name.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
DJRansome
Global Moderator
 
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

Postby sumthinfishy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:27 am

Thank u for clarification
240 CA tank
125 SA tank
125 planted tank
125 tanganyikan tank
125 mixed african
(2) 75 growouts
(2) 33 longs with multiple L series plecos
35 breeder planted shrimp and juli cat
....and a few others
sumthinfishy
 
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Location: mass


Return to General Aquaria Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron