help id catfish

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by scotty b, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i have hat this catfish for a year hes stayed at 2-3'' but i am unclear what he is any help appreciated :;hi2

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  2. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    He looks like a synodontis of some kind. I was thinking euptera but they get much larger.

    Here's a list of synodontis.  
    see if you see one that looks most like it.
    carol
     




  3. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    thank you for the link
    hmm i see a few that are like him but not quite could he be a hybrid ?
    he looks close to this but stockier and longer fins
     
     




  4. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    It's either a synodontis eupterus or synodontis nigrita. I'd say eupterus because they are more common and, when older, their spots spread out like that.
     
  5. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    That was my first thought also except Eupterus gets quite large and since he has had it 2 years it should have benn bigger :)
    Carol
     
  6. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah. That's strange. Could it be stunted perhaps?
     
  7. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Could be. Mine got huge and was really feisty :)
    Carol
     
  8. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Mine got pretty huge too :)
     
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  9. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    could he have been stunted from when i got him?
    hes been in large tanks with low to no ammonia so i dont see how he can be stunted
     
  10. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I have a big one too :rolleyes:

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    I didn't see any kind of filament on the dorsal fin in the picture though.
     
  11. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Could be. Where'd you get him from? Any idea of age?
     
  12. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i got him from a lps they had gotten him mixed in with a order of fish and dident know what he was
     
  13. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh. How big was he when you got him? And when did you get him?
     
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