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Hi, got this catfish from lfs was labelled leopard synodontis. Pictures of this fish online look diffrent please help Id it.
 

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Often times, young fish do not resemble adults. This is particularly true of patterned fish.
 

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It's definitely a synodontis and there are a lot of them It looks a little like one of the Synodontis euptera variations. variation in pattern depend on age as well as capture point.

Here are a list of synodontis in case you would like to look at them

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I have a pepperd corry that looks just like that and it is like 5-6" big..
 

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I don't think you have a peppered cory......
 

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really??oh well lol*EDIT* I have a big catfish that looks like that
 

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josh11551 said:
really??oh well lol*EDIT* I have a big catfish that looks like that
Sounds like you have a synodontis peppered corys are one of the smaller cory species.
 

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My best guess would be Synodontis Ocellifer but they don't usually have so much colour through the fins.

Josh, I have to agree that if your "Peppered Cory" looks like the pic at the top of the thread, it ain't no Peppered Cory. They look way different. The big giveaway behaviour wise is if your catfish likes to spend a considerable amount of it's time upside down. Corys don't do that but Synodontis sure do.
 

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These are peppered Corys
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