Id on ablino catfish

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Id on ablino catfish

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I picked this catfish up today and not sure what it is not even the store
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Re: Id on ablino catfish

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Hmmm perhaps albino channel catfish?
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Re: Id on ablino catfish

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My first thought was a bagrid, probably Hemibagrus nemurus. Looks like a sloping head as opposed to the more bullish channel cat. But more pics would confirm.

All known albino cats are listed here: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/ca ... rch=Albino

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Oh yeah that does look more like the bagrid one
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I think it is the same fish as mine: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=36790&hilit=mystus
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Jools wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:28 am My first thought was a bagrid, probably Hemibagrus nemurus. Looks like a sloping head as opposed to the more bullish channel cat. But more pics would confirm.

All known albino cats are listed here: https://www.planetcatfish.com/common/ca ... rch=Albino

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I'm still new at identification, but isn't that photo of the catfish missing the two large barbels present on the sides of the mouth of Asian Redtail Catfish?
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The maxillary barbels are there I am pretty sure. The fish probably held them back closer to the body at the time of the photo and white on white is hard or impossible to see.

Asian RTC is Hemibagrus wyckioides, which this fish is definitely not. It is probably nemurus or maybe spilopterus or some other similar species. As it is farm raised, could even be an intra-genus hybrid, who knows...
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