Fish Tank Maintenance Tips: Avoid wide fluctuations in your water parameters such as temperature and pH. Try to refill your aquarium with water that is as close to the current tank water as possible.
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Quick StatisticsTemperament: Community
Native To: Western Africa
Adult Size: Up to 5″
Temperature: 72° – 82° F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 50+ gallons
Scientific Name: Synodontis ocellifer
As with all Synodontis Catfish, the Ocellifer Catfish is a nocturnal species that can become acclimated to come out during the day. This fish is grey with yellow overtones riddled with large black spots throughout its body and fins. In larger individuals, the center of each spot has a lighter area that forms an “ocelli,” or an eye-like pattern, which gives this species its scientific name. A tank with a plethora of rocks and plants is ideal for this peaceful bottom dweller.