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Falina 11-06-2007 10:13 PM

Tiger Shovelnose X RTC

What do you make of this? Is it actually a cross or are they making things up for a sale? I must admit it does look kinda like something in between the two.

When will humans stop trying to play god and creating such creatures when there are so many beautiful, interesting and moreover natural species already available?

Lupin 11-06-2007 11:17 PM

It does look like a hybrid. There are plenty of reports of both catfish crossing with each other.

xingumike 11-07-2007 01:02 AM

not an uncommon hybrid nowadays, they are both Pimelodidae

certainly more common when compared to the amount of people that can house it!

taken from planetcatfish

''Aquaculture has also given us hybrids of Red tails and Tiger Shovelnose (Pseudoplatystoma sp.)''

Gump 11-07-2007 03:18 AM

Its a pretty common hybrid now a days and a very beautiful fish at that.

cullens089 11-08-2007 09:58 PM

on monsterfishkeeper they have lots of pics of the hybrid with alot of people who own them

joeshmoe 11-08-2007 10:53 PM

weird looking cat. hey the sellers couple towns away from me :? .

Daz 11-09-2007 04:58 AM

Absoulute Crackers. If only I had a credit card. 8)

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