Synodontis longirostris the eyespot Synodontis
is a species of upside down catfish widespread throughout Central Africa. This is one of the larger species in this genus and will consider fish it can fit in its mouth food. Care should be taken when selecting tank mates for this relatively peaceful fish. While many Synodontis species
are kept in small schools of three to four fish, S. longirostris is best kept individually because of it growth potential of up to twenty two inches.
The eyespot Synodontis is widespread throughout Central Africa but this species is listed on the IUCN red list of endangered species
but assessed as least concern without major threats over their assessment region recorded as Yembe River at Banzyville Zaire. Synodontis longirostris fairs well with a pH range of 6.5 – 7.2 with water temperatures between 70 to 75 degrees. This Synodontis catfish is omnivorous and will consume nearly everything in terms of prepared foods including large flakes, sinking pellets, frozen and freeze dried foods, earthworms and market shrimp. This is a very attractively colored and marked catfish which is has similar leopard like pattern much like Synodontis multipunctatus the leopard Synodontis catfish