Synodontis have a tough skin, allowing them to survive cichlid attacks. Many other catfish cannot, while others are too aggressive for the cichlids. It is simply a balance that works well.cjacob316 said:is there a reason people use synos instead of other catfish in their cichlid tanks?
Plus one. I have both multipunctatus and petricola. Both like to be in groups and both move like sharks, are out and about and social. However between the two the multipunctatus do a better job of fry control.Kanorin said:I have a group of 6 Syno. Multipunctatus in my 125 mbuna tank. They are just as social as the mbuna.
They do live long, my largest male multipunctatus was imported into Canada as a wild caught male in 1981. Most of the others were born in the eighties and the group is still breeding.jordanroda said:I once had a Angelcus live over 20 years :zz: