What type of whiptail catfish?

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What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by YoBoiDark » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:27 pm

I was at my LPS the other day and got this whiptail catfish can anyone identify it?
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Re: What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by kamas88 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi,

it looks like Hemiloricaria parva, but I'm not really sure.
With these pics it's difficult to say.
Do they have two filaments (top & bottom side) in the caudal fin ?

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Re: What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by YoBoiDark » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:27 am

What do you mean? Can you explain?

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Re: What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by bekateen » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:11 am

Hi YoBoiDark,

He means do the top and bottom edges of the tail fin both have long extensions trailing behind the fish?

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Re: What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by YoBoiDark » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:42 pm

No only the top of the fin does.

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Re: What type of whiptail catfish?

Post by kamas88 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi,

ok, then this is not an argument in favour of H. parva but rather against.
The lower filament can also be missing / broken, but I guess it will be a different species then.
Without knowing their origin it's very difficult to ID whiptails.

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