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Samuraifishman 11-16-2012 09:46 AM

Can anyone tell me whats the real name of this fish pls!
 
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Need help identifying this fish pls...pic is attached. Thanks

CinBos 11-16-2012 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Samuraifishman (Post 1312978)
Need help identifying this fish pls...pic is attached. Thanks

Upside down catfish

Samuraifishman 11-16-2012 10:03 AM

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?

Fredsterbit 11-16-2012 10:12 AM

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?

Byron 11-16-2012 01:18 PM

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.

Byron.

Samuraifishman 11-19-2012 05:05 AM

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.

Thoth 11-19-2012 08:26 AM

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.

Synodontis 12-08-2012 06:05 PM

That is definitely a synodontis, and I would agree that it looks like euptera (aka, featherfin synodontis).


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