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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Synodontis alberti
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Synodontis alberti, the Bigeye squeaker or Alberti Catfish, is a species of upside-down catfish native to the Congo Basin of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. This species grows to a length of 20.3 centimetres (8.0 in) TL.
The coloration of the Alberti Catfish is a pattern of grey blotches on a brown background. It has long barbels to help it find food and special teeth to gather algae growing on rocks.
In the Aquarium
This fish should be provided with algae for food, though it will take tablets. It is best kept at a temperature of 22 - 27 C (72 - 81 F), a pH of 6.0 - 8.0 and a hardness of 50 - 200 mgl. It is generally nonagressive to tankmates.
- Moelants, T. (2010). "Synodontis alberti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Synodontis alberti" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
- Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish (2005) (David Alderton)