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Can anyone tell me whats the real name of this fish pls!
Old 11-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #1
 
Can anyone tell me whats the real name of this fish pls!

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
 
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Upside down catfish
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
 
Thanks....idiot at pet store told me it was a banjo! I didn't know anything about it until i googled the banjo and saw it isn't what i got...How big do these usually get?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #4
 
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Well I'd be cautious because I don't think the Upside Down Catfish is the only catfish that swims that way. How big is it now?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
 
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The photo is on its side, so the fish is actually hanging vertically on the tank wall.

It is not a Banjo, no doubt of that. It might be a Synodontis species. I don't have time at the moment, have to head off; but if you check Planet Catfish, they have hundreds of photos.

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
 
Thanks Byron, will check it out.
@Fredsterbit it is around 6 or 7cm now and i've had it for 6 months already...hope that helps.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
 
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It is a Synodontis catfish. The semi oval, fleshy fin (adipose fin) between the dorsal and caudal fin is an extremly comon characteristic to the Family of fish that contains the genus Synodontis; I dont know of a Synodontis with out the fin looking like this. I would say that this is a Synodontis euptera but could very well be a hybrid as they are very common. Most of the Syno's available at Petsmart or chain fish stores in the states that I have seen are hybrids.

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #8
 
That is definitely a synodontis, and I would agree that it looks like euptera (aka, featherfin synodontis).
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