Lost one of my large synodontis' today. I have had him for close to 8 years. He was 11" long and a real beauty, if a synodontis can be beautiful. I guess I'll have to start over and raise another to replace him. I have a couple of other synodontis' that are on their way to his size. Maybe, I'll greive by going out and buying a Syn. angelicus. Don't know what did him in all water parameters were fine. Old age maybe.