ID Help

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.
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black shark
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ID Help

Post by black shark » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Lfs said it is Red tail mystus (Hemibagrus wyckioides) Is it true?
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Viktor Jarikov
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Re: ID Help

Post by Viktor Jarikov » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 pm

It's either a wyckioides or wyckii. They are hard to tell at this sizes. One has to look at the maxillary barbel length, dorsal spine serrations, dorsal base length, and adipose fin shape and size but all of these comparisons are hard in a small fish.
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