The Featherfin Squeaker is a species of upside down catfish also known as Synodontis eupterus
. Another popular nickname for this fish is the Featherfin catfish or Featherin Synodontis. This is another species of Synodontis
which can possibly reach twelve inches in length. And because S. eupterus is known to be aggressive and territorial in nature, when matured its best to keep these as solitary catfish in a decent sized aquarium. The range of S. eupterus spans from Guinea and Mali, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, and Sudan including Ethiopia. They are also recorded in the basins of the White Nile and Volta Rivers.
Synodontis eupterus earned their nickname because of their ability to create noises or squeaking sounds which allow them to communicate with one another. These catfish are wide bodied and pale colored with multiple black spots. Synodontis eupterus catfish are widespread throughout Central Africa and is listed on the IUCN red list of endangered species
but assessed as least concern. Synodontis catfish are omnivorous feeders will readily accept aquarium prepared foods including live and freeze dried foods. S. eupterus are diggers and will benefit from an aquarium with a fine sandy bottom and ample hiding places like caves and tubing. These catfish enjoy a steady current in the aquarium, a pH range of 7.0 - 8.5 with a temperature range consisting of 77 to 82 degrees.