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Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm
by Jamie88
Hello all I have been given a catfish today that unsure what it is? Came on shipment from my local fish shop, even they don’t know what it is so I said I would grow it on. It’s definitely juvenile about 4” kind of a fan tail with a very light blue through his belly?? Pics are not the best I will try and get some more. Hope someone can help
Thanks
Jamie

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 5:01 pm
by Jools
This looks like a species of Pimelodella to me.

Jools

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:23 pm
by Viktor Jarikov
Looks to me too.
Something like this viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34924&hilit=pimelodella

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:35 am
by Jamie88
Thank you both for that I have had a good look through the site, it’s brilliant!
And at the minute he looks like attached. I will up date as he grows

Thanks again
Jamie

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 9:40 am
by Jools
Your fish is not a species of Hemibagrus - that has nasal barbels (and a different shape) and your fish does not.
Jamie88 wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 8:35 amThank you both for that I have had a good look through the site, it’s brilliant!
Thank you. With this genus there are so many species that look very similar, statistically, your fish is likely to be from one of the common export areas (Bogota, Iquitos, Manaus) and the common areas around those where fishes are collected. You may never know the species.



Cheers,

Jools

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:04 am
by Jamie88
Thanks jools, never mind I’m looking forward to see how he turns out. Looks a very nice fish,
👍🏼
Iv got another one to post later today, I bought as a l185 but I’m unsure,
Let me know your thoughts??
Cheers
Jamie

Re: Please help!! Unknown species? Hybrid?

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:49 pm
by Fishmandavew
Pimelodella, possibly lateristriga but there are so many we don’t have pictures of or even good accurate descriptions and locations.