help for identification.

Did you know fantastic help is an anagram of Planet Catfish? This forum is for those of you with pictures of your catfish who are looking for help identifying them. There are many here to help and a firm ID is the first step towards keeping your catfish in the best conditions.
Post Reply
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:30 am
Location 1: Formosa
Location 2: Formosa Capital

help for identification.

Post by julianformosa »

hello, This specimen was captured in Formosa, Argentina. I need help to identify it. Thank you.

User avatar
Posts: 5749
Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:50 pm
I've donated: $40.00!
My articles: 3
My images: 56
My cats species list: 103 (i:41, k:46)
My aquaria list: 30 (i:14)
My BLogs: 31 (i:102, p:1599)
My Wishlist: 33
Spotted: 126
Location 1: USA, California, Stockton
Location 2: USA, California, Stockton

Re: help for identification.

Post by bekateen »

Probably Hypostomus formosae.

Cheers, Eric
"So many catfishes, so little time... and space... and money." - I said this after visiting Pier Aquatics.
Would you like to buy my fish? Click HERE for prices.

Posts: 550
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 10:35 pm
My images: 14
My cats species list: 95 (i:0, k:39)
Spotted: 8
Location 1: Ludwigsburg - Germany
Location 2: Ludwigsburg - Germany

Re: help for identification.

Post by kamas88 »


second option would be H. boulengeri which has a greatly overlapping distribution.
The most evident criterion for differentiating those two is the snout tip (naked vs. fully plated) which unfortunately is not clearly visible on the pics.
Color pattern would be matching for both.



Post Reply