Cuckoo Catfish

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The Cuckoo Catfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 8.0 - 9.0, dH range: 9 - 19 environment.

Cuckoo catfish, synodontis multipunctatus, are mainly found in the rocky areas of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa. They grow to a maximum size of six inches and have a life span of 15 years. More

The cuckoo catfish is known and named for it's very unusual breeding habits. It uses the same technique as the cuckoo bird; it replaces the eggs of a different species with it's own spawn. It had a light coloured body covered in large brown spots. More

The best food for the newly hatched cuckoo catfish fry is cichlid eggs. Failing this option, artemia and finely chopped bloodworm is readily accepted. There is also a tendency for the young kittens to cannibalize each other. More

Cuckoo Catfish, Multi-spotted Synodontis Synodontis multipunctatus | Pictures Synonyms: None Physical description: An elongated catfish whose body color is light beige to gray and belly is white. Large black spots cover the body. More

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Breeding Cuckoo Catfish – Synodontis multipunctatus - by Chuckmeister on Apr. More

Sign In or Sign Up now! Cichlids and a cuckoo catfish in my top 55 gallon tank, a little competition going on Cichlids and a cuckoo catfish in my top 55 gallon tank, a little competition going on Category: Pets & Animals Tags: fish cichlids cuckoo catfish 55 fifty five More

releases her eggs, the Cuckoo Catfish couple will rush in and release and fertilize their own eggs. They will often eat all the cichlid eggs. The cichlid will of course believe that the eggs are cichlid eggs and pick them up. More

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The cuckoo catfish actually got its nickname because, like the cuckoo bird, it is a brood parasite. That means they trick the parents of other fish species into taking care of their eggs and young for them. More

The Cuckoo Catfish is native to Lake Tanganyika in Africa. It is a beautiful cat with large eyes and a distinct spotted pattern. More

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Cuckoo Catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus)View Larger Picture Fish Statistics - Minimum Tank Size: 200 litres Diet: Omnivore More

eggs, the cuckoo catfish darts in and lays her eggs among the host eggs, and the cichlid later scoops up and incubates all the eggs. Cuckoo catfish eggs hatch before the host eggs, which the catfish fry then consume. More

The common name of Cuckoo catfish comes from the reproductive method of the catfish. It is similar to the way that Cuckoo birds lay their eggs in other birds nests. This is the only fish known to practice brood parasitism. More

The reason they are called the cuckoo catfish is because when another fish lays her eggs, this catfish will come along, eat her eggs and lay her own. The parent fish of the other eggs will usually look after these babies (even if they do look different). More

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brood-parasitic species of catfish, the Cuckoo Catfish, Synodontis multipunctatus has evolved to take advantage of this system. This catfish eats the eggs of the cichlid as they are laid. More

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My cuckoo catfish has a skin infection? = My cuckoo catfish has a couple of skin infections ,white like an eczema ,anybody know what i can treat with,i have discus in my tank too,but they are fine? More

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Common names

Cuckoo Catfish in English
Kuckucks-Fiederbartwels in German (Deutsch)
Pikkukäkimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Synodontis petricola in Catalan (Català)
岩歧须鮠 in Mandarin Chinese
岩歧鬚鮠 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Mochokidae
Genus : Synodontis
Species : Synodontis petricola
Authority : Matthes, 1959