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zebra syno hybrid?

Postby andywoolloo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:22 am

found this on aquabid, wish the pic was bigger? Wonder what synos produced that?

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwcatfish&1202878038

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby MatsP » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:35 am

A hybrid, I think it's the one sometimes called "S. zebrinus".

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby racoll » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:04 pm

Decorus x multipunctatus?

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Richard B » Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:04 pm

The hybrid in the photo is the one we have debated before called "valentine"

I think Racoll is correct with the decorusx multipunctatus estimation of parentage
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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Birger » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:10 pm

At least in the add they are calling it a hybrid...more people are definitely aware of these now

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Marc van Arc » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:18 pm

MatsP wrote:A hybrid, I think it's the one sometimes called "S. zebrinus".


Isn't this the one that is known as Valentine Syno (or Synodontis valentine)? Unless I'm wrong I think we should stick to one name, especially with all the hybrids that pop up these days. One name per hybrid will certainly make things easier.
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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Birger » Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:59 pm

Unless I'm wrong I think we should stick to one name, especially with all the hybrids that pop up these days. One name per hybrid will certainly make things easier.

Oh I don't know... if we can mix up the fish why not the names like valentunctatus or multizebrinus or angellifer could get really creative

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Suckermouth » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:32 pm

Looks exactly like what I have that I bought thinking it was a decorus. People here id'ed it as a Valentine Syno. I can't imagine there not being some decorus parentage in there.
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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Marc van Arc » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:38 pm

Birger wrote:Oh I don't know... if we can mix up the fish why not the names like valentunctatus or multizebrinus or angellifer could get really creative


The worst thing one can do is give them (unofficial) Latin names for that is certainly going to create a lot of confusion.
Imo a fish like this should be called something like Synodontis hybrid "valentine". I know this matter has been discussed before, but I am unaware of any results.
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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby The.Dark.One » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:54 pm

I did an article on the "zebrinus" hybrid, with a photo when juvenile, and one when adult. IMO it is not the "zebrinus" one (I also disagree with giving hybrids a name that sounds like it could be a scientific one, thats why I put zebrinus in quote marks). As you all say, looks like decorus and something else. I HATE HYBRIDS!!!!! :rant:

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby andywoolloo » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:35 pm

Do they get the hybrids on accident from having multi synos in one tank or do they try?

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Richard B » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:50 pm

synos don't hybidise unless man interferes, even when multiple species are kept together.

The only possible exception (which has yet to be proven) might be multipunctatus & grandiops as they are so similar, when in the close confines of an aquarium.
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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby Birger » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:53 pm

Oh I don't know... if we can mix up the fish why not the names like valentunctatus or multizebrinus or angellifer could get really creative



The worst thing one can do is give them (unofficial) Latin names for that is certainly going to create a lot of confusion.
Imo a fish like this should be called something like Synodontis hybrid "valentine". I know this matter has been discussed before, but I am unaware of any results.


I hope you don't think I was serious it was a poor try at humor I do not like these any more than you do...the hybrids have really confused things....telling some of these wild syno's apart is confusing enough

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Re: zebra syno hybrid?

Postby andywoolloo » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:02 am

ta Richard!

synos don't hybidise unless man interferes, even when multiple species are kept together.

The only possible exception (which has yet to be proven) might be multipunctatus & grandiops as they are so similar, when in the close confines of an aquarium.


I always wondered. And I agree, at least he puts hybrid in the ad.


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