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Synodontis angelica


Synodontis angelica
Polka Dot Synodontis
满天星吱吱猫
Synodontis angelica is a species of catfish of the family Mochokidae, commonly named Polka-dot African catfish (polkadot Synodontis) or Angel squeaker. It comes from Zaire and Cameroon. The polka-dot African catfish is mostly nocturnal. These catfish will excavate the substrate and may nibble plants. They can grow to 18 cm. They eat smaller live foods and prepared foods. 
A variable pattern of creamy white spots of a constant size on a chocolate brown background characterises this catfish. The spots become less pronounced and the background grayer with age.

A very nocturnal species that will be seen only infrequently during daylight hours. S. angelicus is very long-lived and can survive for over 20 years if maintained correctly. 
Synodontis angelica was much sought after when first imported and commanded a correspondingly large price. They are still relatively expensive, though prices have dropped considerably. It is quite a rare species in its native waters. 

The patterning and colour varies cosiderably, depending on type locality. Some specimens have white spotting, others yellow, and the base colour may vary from grey through to black. Other fish may even exhibit areas of barring on the body. 

原产地为非洲的刚果河游域。蓝紫色的身躯,点缀着白色的斑点,就像满天星星的夜晚,美得令人陶醉,故俗称“满天星”。它是岐须鲶属(Synodontis)中的极品,是每个鱼迷梦寐以求,希望能拥有的珍鱼。其吸引力是他鱼无可比拟的,有人以“水中妖精”来形容其一举一动,足见其姿态美妙。此鱼为数不多,价格很高。
喜欢弱酸性到中性,而铁质较多的水质。水槽内应多栽植些水草及摆设流木、岩石等以提供隐蔽的场所。
鱼性粗暴,会用口中的细齿攻击他鱼,直到对方皮破血流为止。即使是同种,也会相互残杀,混养时必须特别注意。|杂食性,卵生,适合有水草和沉木的水族箱,喜欢昏暗的环境,可以与大型鱼混养。
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