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I'm thinking of trying to spawn the syno cats in the 75g sense they are cookoo spawner's and I was thinking the brichardi might make good surrogate parents. Is this a plausable idea? Should I wait till after the 'teenage years' to re introduce the synos or just leave them in there through that time?
Synodontis multipunctatus require a mouth brooder to spawn. C. brichardi from Tanganyika are cave spawners that lay eggs on the walls or ceilings of caves or crevices.
Fish with large mouths are best; Victorians are prefered by many, particularly Astatotilapia burtoni as they are very common.


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I had read several places that Synodontis Petricola used substrate spawners as their host? But then again there's not much good info on them to be had..... Do yall know if their fry eat the host fry like some of the synos do? If not I may put them in with my mooriis.

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Synodontis Petricola are substrate a spawner/ cuckoo breeders. Synodontis multipunctatus are the cuckoo breeders. I have a group of WC Synodontis multipunctatus that I breed with my p.n. ruti islands. This worked great for awhile then my male ruti jumped out of the tank and I lost him. I'm working on getting this group going again.

Here is a link that has pictures of a spawning set-up of the Synodontis Petricola. I have seen people use the mason jars with marbles in to breed Petricola.

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Catfish,%20 ... ricola.htm

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I will have to see if I can come up with a contraption like that my 6 are still a little young yet but I like to be prepared, thanks Jim

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I enjoy my Front because he is so peaceful. He has his cave, and for the most part acts like a grumpy old man on his front porch. He comes out, waves his cane at my fish spawning in his territory, and goes for strolls around the neighborhood, and then back to his porch. Now the younger one I have is quite a bit more social than the older oen I had-he's out the majority of the time, and will beg for food, even hitting 6". Unlike other fish though, Fronts seem to sort of just glide about rather than swim. They move to a different beat than the other fish I have, like my Tropheus colony or mbuna.


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That is a good choice.
If they eat the fry, it would be no big deal as 1 adult C. moorii will hold 120 fry in a mouthful.
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I had read several places that Synodontis Petricola used substrate spawners as their host? But then again there's not much good info on them to be had..... Do yall know if their fry eat the host fry like some of the synos do? If not I may put them in with my mooriis.


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Oh wow Old thread!
The fronts I sold off a while ago, their personality was not for me at all!

The synos are in with my ruby greens, they spawn often enough! No syno fry though.
They would be a snack if they went with my mooriis now. Some of my mooriis are pushing 9"

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