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#1 Gilraen Took

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:49 PM

Sorry, I've been trying for a while to get pictures and these are the first couple I've snagged that have been halfway decent.

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The cat in the background of that one is a syno of some sort. The cat I'm wondering about is probably about 7-8". All the store knows is that someone didn't want him anymore. He's got armour like a cory, but the body shape is off and he's WAY too big. Kind of a greyish brown. And I don't know if it's because he's a schooler and doesn't have similar fish to school with or just because he's one of the sorts that usually does, but I think this was the first time I've seen him completely out from behind the rocks in the few months since the first time I noticed him there.

#2 Nelson

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:18 AM

It looks like Callichthys callichthys or Callichthys serralabium to me. I saw it in a book about South American Catfishes, which I can't find at the moment so I had to do a google search. Here are some photos and an article about callicthys:

http://www.scotcat.c...callichthys.htm

And a photo of C. serrabalium:
http://www.planetcat...p?image_id=4766

Edited to add more info about C. callichthys
http://badmanstropic..._catfish2h.html

Edited by Nelson, 04 July 2011 - 12:21 AM.

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#3 Strick

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:03 AM

After clicking her link I have to agree with Victoria (Callichthys callichthys). Nice sleuthing...

That thing is a monster!

#4 Gilraen Took

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

Thank you guys :)

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 05:33 PM

Those cats are not often offered in the pet trade. I feel more like it is a Hoplo cat.
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#6 Laura Lee

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:10 PM

Yeah, I agree- those look like the Hoplos we caught in Bolivia.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 03:41 PM

Yup, what Brian and Laura said, looks like Hoplosternum littorale?




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