Juvenile Syno ID

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Juvenile Syno ID

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Asking for a friend, theyre not sure what syno they have. They bought upside down cats, only one is a true one, the other two are not and they want to know what they have so they can plan their best care

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Synodontis sp_hybrid(7) or similar.

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Jools wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:18 am Synodontis sp_hybrid(7) or similar.

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They mentioned these guys have white stripes on the tail area, is that still something that works for this identification?
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MissNoodle wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:12 pm 20200925_203636.jpg
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They mentioned these guys have white stripes on the tail area, is that still something that works for this identification?
Synodontis nigrita in the mix maybe?
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The sausage-like one makes me think of ocellifer. No?

https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/sp ... ies_id=551

The first one makes me think of hybrid #1 https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/sp ... ies_id=602
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I see hybrids

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Don’t see it as hybrid sp(1) Neither sp_hybrid(7)
Would like to know from those in the know why they think it’s not S.nigrata
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Re: Juvenile Syno ID

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Synodontis nigrita has smaller, irregularly shaped spots and is greyish/brown. The pictured fish has some spots more like Synodontis ocellifer which is grey. The slightly blunter head shape indicates captive / farm raised and/or hybridisation involved in the pictured fish.

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Any more recent photos?
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