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"Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:08 pm
by jodilynn
I always knew these as Hara hara or Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish?

Re: "Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:38 pm
by bekateen
Did your LFS label them as chocolate catfish? Sounds like a made-up name. Yes, I've seen Erethistes jerdoni and Erethistes hara offered as anchor catfish and moth catfish.

Cheers, Eric

Re: "Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pm
by jodilynn
Yes Eric that was what they were labeled as.
They seem a little too grey and black to be Erethistes jerdoni, perhaps E. hara?

Re: "Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:57 am
by bekateen
jodilynn wrote: Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:48 pmYes Eric that was what they were labeled as.
They seem a little too grey and black to be Erethistes jerdoni, perhaps E. hara?
I believe yours are E. jerdoni, based on how long the pectoral spines are. The CLOG says the long pectoral spines are distinctive of this species.

Cheers, Eric

Re: "Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:46 am
by jodilynn
I am trying to figure out if they eat Malaysian Trumpet Snails.

There was a huge population in the quarantine tank they are in. Today I looked and there are a ton of empty shells...? :-??

Re: "Chocolate Catfish"

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:10 am
by Mrsomethingfishy
Thats a cool looking cat. looks like it could cause a nice wound if they wanted to lol