What species is this

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What species is this

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Good morning everyone

Got given a catfish by my local store, they were given it to rehome. They don't know what it is.

I know that the photo is not great.

Thanks
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Re: What species is this

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Looks like a Pimelodus maculatus from that angle.
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Re: What species is this

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Would say closer to Pimelodus blochii due to the pattern not being clearly spotted?

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Agree with Jools. Most definitely a blochii if it has a black / dark spot in front / base of the dorsal fin.
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Slightly better picture
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Yeah thats a blochii.
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Kryptic wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:14 pm Yeah thats a blochii.
I don't think it blochii Fish. It's from any unique group.
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jonathanwhite11 wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:47 am
Kryptic wrote: Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:14 pm Yeah thats a blochii.
I don't think it blochii Fish. It's from any unique group.
Hi jonathanwhite11,

Welcome to the site. Given this was your first post and it doesn't make sense, it looks a lot like content spam. In this case, we ask the new arrival for more info. Please could you help us by expand on why you think as you do?

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Unless anyone else has any thoughts, I'm going to stick with the concensus that my catfish is a blochii.
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Re: What species is this

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The second pic removes any doubt. It's a blochii.

Spam it is, Jools. You got a ton of patience :)
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