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TheDudeAbides 03-08-2008 03:05 AM

Please Help Me Identify This Fish!!
 
I bought a new (used) tank, and this fish(?) was among the established inhabitants that I inherited..even the seller had no idea what it was..we've just been calling her "Nessie", short for LochNessMonster, since she's pretty bizarre looking and everyone so far has been baffled as to what she is.

http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/6059_0307082301_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/6059_0307082301a_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/6059_0307082301b_1.jpg

Busgod 03-08-2008 03:12 AM

not 100% positive
 
Looks Like A Dysichthys Coracoideus

Banjo Catfish

Not 100% positive but prety sure

The-Wolf 03-08-2008 03:56 AM

defiantly one of the family Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes)
as to exactly which one, that is going to be hard to determine from pictures alone.
personally I'd go with Busgod as Bunocephalus coracoideus is the most commonly seen in the trade.

just say it is a banjo catfish and leave it at that as there are no discernible differences in care for any of them.

BTW
Dysichthys is no longer the valid as taxon
the genus is now know as Bunocephalus

Busgod 03-08-2008 04:08 AM

ok I stand corected :D

got the banjo right lol :oops:

willow 03-08-2008 04:31 AM

how come they keep changing the names ?
lovely catfish by the way. :)

Lupin 03-08-2008 06:21 AM

Neat pickup. I'd love to have one if I can see one.

Falina 03-08-2008 06:36 AM

Definitely a banjo of some description, though that's already been settled. Nice fish! :)

The-Wolf 03-08-2008 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow
how come they keep changing the names ?

scientist have to justify their massive research grants somehow
why not change the name after a few years studying something.
that way they get more money to study something else :)

crazy4fish 03-08-2008 08:00 AM

no clue exactly what kind of fish it is but the name deffinately fits her. :lol:


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