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    Question Dwarf Cuckoo Catfish??


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    Dwarf Cuckoo Catfish. Anybody ever heard of these or had any experience in keeping them?

    Reputed to get to about 6" max., and usually peaceful enough when just with a single one. Multiple males can get a bit aggressive and territorial.

    I have heard of several latin names but I'm not sure which is correct: synodontis multipunctatus/eupterus/nigriventris.

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    It's the rift lake species multipunctatus, as they lay their eggs in the nests of mouth brooding African cichlids. The female Cichlid picks up all eggs, including those of the catfish. Catfish eggs hatch first, eat the Cichlid eggs. Female Cichlids brood them.
    Other two species you mentioned are riverine species, and do not have that breeding strategy.

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    Actually they're schooling fish, not particularly happy being kept as a single. I have a group of 4 adults, and will be adding more when I move them from the 55 to a 75. Mine are currently sharing a tank with some Hap's, 1 adult breeding trio and a group of immature electric blues. The adults have spawned several times, but so far the females haven't held long enough to produce any fry of either species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66
    It's the rift lake species multipunctatus, as they lay their eggs in the nests of mouth brooding African cichlids. The female Cichlid picks up all eggs, including those of the catfish. Catfish eggs hatch first, eat the Cichlid eggs. Female Cichlids brood them.
    Other two species you mentioned are riverine species, and do not have that breeding strategy.

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