is a smaller upside down catfish endemic to The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa. It is known to occupy the rapids of the lower Congo River. This species reaches up to five inches in length making it a mid-sized catfish. As such S. brichardi prefers good oxygenation in the aquarium. Using an external power filter or canister filer with spray bar will work nicely.
The brichardi catfish is widespread throughout Central Africa and is listed on the IUCN red list of endangered species
but assessed as vulnerable. Synodontis brichardi are omnivores feeding on algae and insect larvae in the wild. In the aquarium they will accept most prepared foods like flakes and spirulina pellets. This species of upside down catfish is relatively peaceful and does well in a community tank. Synodontis brichardi
is tolerant of water conditions and can thrive over a ph of 6.0 – 80 with temperatures between 71 to 80 degrees.