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We picked this guy and a larger specimen of the same sp. up at the LFS for $6.00 each (they were labeled as "Baby blind whale sharks"!). Both of them were close to death, w/ a bad case of fin rot, but they are healing nicely. Now, the question is what are they? I was thinking Pseudocetopsis, but looking at the picture now, I'm really not sure.
Looks like the photos of Pseudocetopsis that I have, but it does not look like any of the spp. I have photos of. Great acquisition.
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The only other fish that looks a bit like these is Tatia, or Centromochlus (both Auchenipterids) but those have very small or modified anal fins; that one has a nice, long normal anal fin. It looks a lot like the Pseudocetopsis pics in the Wels-Atlas!
Those tatia's etc have serrated pectoral and dorsal spines. If it hasn't spines, it's a cetopsid!
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I was mooching about the Fish Division library today to try and better identify your cetopsid. Didn't find much, but I think <i>Pseudocetopsis othonops</i> is a much better candidate. Plus, it's about the right size for your fish.