Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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Hi,

1st time poster. Acquiring a second hand fish tank next week and this pleco comes with it....any ideas on the type? Has a feathered looking dorsal and long barbs. Looks about 5-6 inches long. Looks like it also has blue eyes which I didn't notice in person.

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Re: Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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Thinking it might be a Featherfin Squeaker (Synodontis eupterus), thoughts?

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Re: Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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Hi scooobe,

Welcome to PlanetCatfish! Yes I think you're correct on the ID. That's Synodontis eupterus.

By the way, yes Synodontis are catfish, but they are not plecos. "Pleco" is a nickname given to some species of the family Loricariidae. You are now squarely on the path to becoming expert catfish nerd! :)) (just kidding)

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Re: Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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Thanks mate!

On a side note, I’m trying to combine two tanks, but have 4 Julli corys in there, and a couple of oto’s, will they be in danger with the featherfin? Tank is 200l (55 gal)

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Re: Pleco - Dark with darker spots - fethered dorsal

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I'm not sure, but feather fins can be jerks. I'd worry most about the otos.
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