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by Birger
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Synodontis Identification

looks closer to grandiops to me.....clearer side shots would be best....contain the fishin a net to take a picture.
by Birger
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Ongoing Synodontis Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 8645

Re: Ongoing Synodontis Thread

you have some Synodontis grandiops there....I am in my 50th year of fish keeping.
by Birger
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Syno Multis??
Replies: 20
Views: 3801

Re: Syno Multis??

I am here again....what you need to know?
by Birger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis ID
Replies: 9
Views: 6351

Re: Synodontis ID

I agree it is a hybrid fish.
by Birger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Telling apart Synodontis eupterus and nigriventris
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Telling apart Synodontis eupterus and nigriventris

you dont really want nigrita...they are big bullies and greedy feeders.
the picture you have above for nigriventris is the zebra kutu variant.
The regular nigriventris have a variety of colors and patterns.

Birger
by Birger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: My new Synodontis Melanostictus
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: My new Synodontis Melanostictus

I will give my opinion on the ID and I agree with the hybrid direction....the color of the eyes just says a tanganyikan syno is in the mix.but the shape of the head screams hybrid to me.
Melanostictus have a different body shape in my eyes.

Birger
by Birger
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: is this a Synodontis Longirostris?
Replies: 17
Views: 1853

Re: is this a Synodontis Longirostris?

Good thing you did not get a real Longirostris...a friend of mine has one 24 inches long

Birger
by Birger
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Synodontis denticulatus new species
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Synodontis denticulatus new species

I am working on getting it.

Birger
by Birger
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Taxonomy & Science News
Topic: Synodontis denticulatus new species
Replies: 4
Views: 405

Re: Synodontis denticulatus new species

First Synodontis described in a very long time...I am excited.

Birger
by Birger
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: S Serpentis
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: S Serpentis

If you got them from oliver should be close....I just got a bunch myself
by Birger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis Petricola Sickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Synodontis Petricola Sickness?

Stop treating them with meds...get the water as clean as possible.Feed good quality foods and most Synodontis will live a long life.
by Birger
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis Petricola Sickness?
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Synodontis Petricola Sickness?

Tanganyikan synos in general are very sensitive to any changes in their water system.They are like the canary in tbe mine....first to show something is going on. I would make sure the oxygen content is as high as possible. Also sometimes they just like to swin in weird places like these ones are doi...
by Birger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis eupterus
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Synodontis eupterus

They are very reclusive and love to dig.
by Birger
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis eupterus
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Synodontis eupterus

This third fish looks to be a Synodontos ocellifer.
by Birger
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Synodontis nigriventris
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Synodontis nigriventris

The fish in the second photo is for sure Synodontis eupterus...not nigriventris.

Many people call all Synodontis upside down catfish

Eupterus will sometimes swim upside down but not that often.Usually done when resting or sitting in a hiding spot.
by Birger
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Who's going to CatCon 2018?
Replies: 14
Views: 949

Re: Who's going to CatCon 2018?

I am in too...since 2010 as well.
by Birger
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Site Suggestions and Bugs
Topic: Take suggestions for catfsh of the month?
Replies: 13
Views: 3849

Re: Take suggestions for catfsh of the month?

Making a suggestion is the easy part, we still need someone to do the writeup. If you or anyone else are volunteering to write one up that would be awesome.

Birger
by Birger
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Hypancistrus sp Quami ?
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Hypancistrus sp Quami ?

[quoteHi totally random question as I’m not sure how this site works...
My bristlenose has a tumour like growth on his arm,getting worse bumpy and red..
All other plecos perfect,any ideas anyone?][/quote]

If you begin a thread specifically to your problem you should get a better response.

Birger
by Birger
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: My plecos arent eating
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: My plecos arent eating

chloroink-
I have introduced raw corn on the cob (albeit frozen and defrosted) as a new addition to my feeding choices. All strip the corn down to the cob in a few minutes. -Barry
Can you tell us which species specifically, is eating the corn?
by Birger
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: P. pardalis?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: P. pardalis?

I think it is https://www.planetcatfish.com/pterygopl ... elimaianus due to the mentioned white on dark pattern.

Birger