synodontis I’d help

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synodontis I’d help

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Hi, I’ve been curious as to what type of syno I have and was referred here from MFK. This guy is about 4” and has been since I got him about 3 years ago. Any help is appreciated
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I would say it's probably a hybrid, something like Synodontis sp_hybrid(4). Very pretty and clean looking. What it's back story / origin?

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bump
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I would say it's probably a hybrid, something like Synodontis sp_hybrid(4). Very pretty and clean looking. What it's back story / origin?
thats why I did not chime in.

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Birger wrote: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:41 pm
thats why I did not chime in.

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Hi Viktor,
Viktor Jarikov wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:41 amSorry Birger, I am not sure what this means except that you probably agree with Jools.
I would imagine that to be Birger's meaning, it's usual/customary on this forum that when someone answers then others who agree don't tend to respond. So a further response would tend to be a challenge. So, while I don't think you meant it that way, your *bump* is challenging my opinion, which is very normal and fine, but in this specific case, I don't think anyone's got a better answer hence Birger's point.

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Thank you Jools much. I didn't know or didn't pay attention to this custom. Not that it should matter to anyone, I don't like it because I am strongly allergic to avoidable assumptions and ambiguity.

People from all over the world who visit and benefit from the PCF threads probably don't know it either. Nor do they know that Jools and Birger are experts. Their surety increases directly proportionally to the number of agreeing replies to a thread. Which is a double-edged sword and can be a slippery slope, I'd agree.

My bump wasn't a challenge to your, in my eyes highly esteemed, opinion. You know how much I respect you. If I could, I'd make a glorious bronze statue of you with a catfish of your choosing in hands and place by my driveway for everyone to see and admire. Maybe on a horse too... I innocently believed and continue to believe that
the more experts would say something, the better;
two heads are better than one;
no one is perfect;
every expert can point at a different aspect, different angle;
we all grow in knowledge together;
plus your reply was worded, perhaps somewhat out of your politeness, clearly carefully and tentatively - I would... probably. And I agree with your hesitation - these hybrids are pesky and often hard to be sure about. For ID-challenged me anyway.

Another option is to introduce an agree button, if we are that careful, almost stingy, with words and posts :)

FWIW I am against trivial posting. But you know this too.
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