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Olympia 08-03-2013 11:42 AM

Super ID this fish!
My store is selling these as "yellow striped candy catfish." What a mouthful. Anyways I don't think that's what it's called as I can't find any info. :shock:
Any ideas? I love them.


BWG 08-03-2013 11:49 AM

I'm guessing Hyalobagrus flavus (shadow catfish).

Hyalobagrus flavus • Bagridae • Cat-eLog

Hyalobagrus flavus (Shadow Catfish) — Seriously Fish

Olympia 08-03-2013 11:55 AM

Oh good job! :D It's so awesome.
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BWG 08-03-2013 11:59 AM

I'm going to be jealous if you get them.

Olympia 08-03-2013 12:02 PM

I can't my water is way too hard. :(
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Agent13 08-04-2013 03:12 PM

When I read the title I was thinking "how do you SUPER id something? :lol:

So are the shadow catfish similar to these glass catfish I've been seeing everywhere right now?

BWG 08-05-2013 12:25 AM

Not sure how closely related they are, not in the same family anyway. There's a few species called glass catfish, but I think Kryptopterus vitreolus is the most common one. Shadow catfish are Bagridae, while glass catifsh are Siluridae. Both need similar water parameters and are midwater fish. The glass catfish though can get as much as an inch bigger and also has translucent skin so you can see all the bones and organs...and yeah I just realized you knew that since you saw them for sale.

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