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Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:46 pm
by Eugooglizer
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.

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:04 pm
by DJRansome
Probably lucipinnis. You could make a pile of small rocks too small for the adults.

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:50 pm
by sumthinfishy
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.

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:10 pm
by DJRansome
That would be true for lucipinnis. The fish is still sold as petricola, so many are still calling them by that name.

Re: Synodontis Petricola breeding in all male tank

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:27 am
by sumthinfishy
Thank u for clarification