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by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Synodontis eupterus aggression and tankmates
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: Synodontis eupterus aggression and tankmates

I have 4 Syno eupterus in the pond and they do not socialize generally, each hiding in their own space, even if it's just under their own bit of branch or in their own pipe. They are not outright bullying to each other but each go their own way. Had two in a six footer for a while and had same story...
by Fishmandavew
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Clarias gariepinus
Replies: 23
Views: 10092

Re: Clarias gariepinus

Enjoy your Batractus, sounds like you too have the marbled variety, which have unfortunately taken over, so finding the natural colour form is not so easy anymore. Good thing is that you should be able to sex them and even breed them, although getting rid of the offspring could be hard. Dont believe...
by Fishmandavew
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: Need help on identification
Replies: 10
Views: 2665

Re: Need help on identification

Very late in on this one but would be interested to know what it turned out to be cos what it looks like, it cant be, simply because of the location - a very young chrysichthys graueri, so next choice would be ornatus or clarotes laticeps a good call. Doesnt look like amphilius to me though, from wi...
by Fishmandavew
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help identify these specias
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Help identify these specias

Yes, looking closer I would agree. The eye is too small for anduzadoras.
by Fishmandavew
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Help identify these specias
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Help identify these specias

Looks like anduzadoras to me , or hassar cat group, possibly oxyrhynchus, but could be wrong.
by Fishmandavew
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Syno to ID please, 4.5"
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Syno to ID please, 4.5"

Bought it for £10 as I thought at the time it might be granulosis, but had the same doubts since myself and now not sure between that and cross between granulosis and polli, since it had been brought into the shop by a customer. Only extra comment is that it might be quite an old fish, I have had it...
by Fishmandavew
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ID this ambiguous Catfish, got this catfish from Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

Re: ID this ambiguous Catfish, got this catfish from Peru

Bottom photo in original group is not an iheringichthys, snout too wide. Money on viallanti, but will only know really as it grows a little more. Bit like my sperata, which is turning out to be aor and not acicularis.
by Fishmandavew
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Syno to ID please, 4.5"
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Syno to ID please, 4.5"

Took it as shop didn't know what type it was and don't want it, extremely active, even lights on but I have never been 100% on type.
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Will try to get better photo , but it never stops!
by Fishmandavew
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you id my pim
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Can you id my pim

That's great detective work for sure. They certain started out like maculatus but certainly don't look like the fish in the video, although I had not realized just how many pim are undocumented.
by Fishmandavew
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hyalobagrus flavus
Replies: 16
Views: 6907

Re: Hyalobagrus flavus

Try adding an internal "flow" of water. Mine seem to love darting in and out of a water current which was a huge surprize.i had forgot they were in there when i decided to breed the plecs and added the flow, but now i see them more. Fully expected them being still to slow water but nope. A...
by Fishmandavew
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Fossil Catfish , tank mates , temperment , feeding ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3723

Re: Fossil Catfish , tank mates , temperment , feeding ?

My pair currently live with a musk turtle and get on fine. Quite easy going fish, not agressive although sometimes disagree with each other. Feeding is easy as will accept flake readily but also like frozen bloodworm. As for the sting, i think these have something a little more potent than just a ba...
by Fishmandavew
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: ??? Synodontis type ???
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: ??? Synodontis type ???

Young Koensis?
Problem with so many syno is the hybrids make it so hard to tell, and there are so many nice hybrids. Don't see many Koensis about though.
by Fishmandavew
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: What is my catfish?
Topic: Can you id my pim
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Can you id my pim

I bought 5 of these in 2015 as maculatus and by all accounts that is what I think/ thought they were, but they are now over 8" so am not sure. Any ideas?
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by Fishmandavew
Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Asian Catfishes
Topic: Hemibagrus Juvenile differences.
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Hemibagrus Juvenile differences.

Hi all, from my experience it will depend on what size you are talking as juvenile. I,ve owned a few of both H.Nemurus and H.Wyckoides going back over the past twenty years. I would say that i have never owned H. Filamentus BUT I had 2 albino H.Nemurus at 9" and both were exactly identical - ev...