I bred my S. lucipinnis (very similar and often labeled as S. petricola) as a pair. I divided a 10 gallon in half and filled the bottom with marbles. A dome style cave without a bottom was set over top of the marbles and they went to town. After the spawning was done I removed the pair from the tank and raised the fry in the same tank until they were big enough to transfer to a 29 gallon grow out tank.
Thank you. I am aware of the confusion between many synodontis species. I am specifically asking about petricola. I have not attempted to breed them yet but I would like to try in the near future. I would also like to try my hand at a few other species of synodontis if I can find them, but I'd like to start with petricola. Any advice on reproducing them?