unknown ?Heptapteridae?

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unknown ?Heptapteridae?

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Hi All,
I've just received these catfishes. They are very small: 23 mm and less. From Peru - no exact locality. I would appreciate any guesses on family, genus, species.
Thanks ahead,
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P.S. Pics are not great but that's all I was able to get so far.
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Re: unknown ?Heptapteridae?

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I would guess Imparfinis.
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All,

I know this, I've seen it before and I cannot for the life of me find it. The two-tone brown colouration of the image second from bottom is a close match for what is in my mind. I thought we had it one the site (as Rhamdella), but notso. I must have seen it in a book - will keep searching...

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Remembered it! Cetopsorhamdia phantasia

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Huge thanks Jools and Silurus!
Jools, you may use images for this species. They are not perfect but at least something. I think I did a better one for that blackish specimen (last in row). Will send.
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Thanks, added now!

Cheers,

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Re: unknown ?Heptapteridae?

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Wouldn't it be nice to go to the shop for half a dozen? They would fit in almost any community tank
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I would set something up just for them if I came across them. Gorgeous little fish. I collected the Rio Napo back in 1999 but never saw this sp.
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Shane wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:06 pm I would set something up just for them if I came across them. Gorgeous little fish.
Agreed! You should add them to your wishlist. :-)

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