Synodontis lucipinnis is a small catfish from Lake Tanganyika, its life takes place in the shelter of the rocks between which he slips like a little shady shark. It feeds by skimming biological coverage's and perception, through its barbels enabling it to detect the slightest whiff, the slightest appetizing smell. It can sometimes be a surprise how quickly it can detect, suck and swallow a nutrient. Its livery brown to creamy white, dotted with black spots, is a characteristic of the species and allows the habit, unlike with other common species in the aquarium, as S. multipunctatus and S. polli, not to mention the black and white contrast of fins, he shares with S. petricola who he was, for some time, set affinity to as Synodontis sp. aff. petricola "dwarf"