Birger wrote:As you found out, no such thing as synodontis arblinata, never heard that one before, someone may have gone through a list and stopped at Synodontis albolineata and then messed up the spelling(not uncommon).
I try to give the benefit of the doubt but this is most likely a hybrid that is often sold as Synodontis ornatipinnis very slim chance they could be the real thing, you would have to grow them out some to be sure. Have not seen the real thing available recently at all especially as juveniles.
If you could find out where they were shipped from that would tell for sure.
racoll wrote:synodontis arblinata
Welcome to the site.
That name's a new one, but the fish are man-made Czech hybrid Synodontis i'm afraid. Hope you didn't pay too much for them.
Just so you know, they are produced via incredibly cruel methods with involve slicing open and killing the female catfish to remove her eggs. Not pleasant.
very slim chance they could be the real thing,
If they are not Ornatipinnis, what do you think they may have been interbred with to get this morth?
and any idea of what size they may attain?
Plecodoras wrote:I do honestly hope that they are not what you describe ... Could it not be what Birger describes?
f you wanna know more about syno hybrids (can be a very touchy subject with some), search for syno hybrid threads here
Good info, Racoll. You yourself DNA-tested them?
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