ID this Mystus !

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ID this Mystus !

Post by Aqua_Bankie » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:19 pm

Hi,

was at a LFS and they had some Juvenile mystus cats for sale that’s what they are labelled as !!

I purchased one for my quiet tank , was hard to tell if its tengara or vittatus ? or something else ?
Ifs its Tengara then I will go get three more if its Vittatus then I let it grow out , if its something else then !!!

any ideas ?
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Re: ID this Mystus !

Post by Shane » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:53 pm

Appears to be Mystus mysticetus
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Re: ID this Mystus !

Post by Viktor Jarikov » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:47 am

Shane's an expert.

I just wanted to add that this is a huge genus with many species looking remarkably similar. Being a layman myself, I'd not dare to tackle this. I'd look to experts.
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Re: ID this Mystus !

Post by Aqua_Bankie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:27 am

Thanks Shane.

Yeh Viktor i can understand why LFS just label them Mystus Cats.

So far its settled in nice , according to the Cat-elog you can keep more than one.

anyone share any experience on keeping these ? Is just one ok or is it recommended on having a pair or a small group ?

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Re: ID this Mystus !

Post by Shane » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:33 am

Mystus do fine alone or in groups of three or more. It is best to avoid keeping just a pair as one animal will dominate the other. This species is easy to keep and active.
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Re: ID this Mystus !

Post by Aqua_Bankie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:30 pm

Excellent Shane thanks again.

Think i will stick with the one.

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