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COMMONLY ASKED ABOUT SPECIES - Read me before posting!

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:06 pm
by Jools
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COMMONLY ASKED ABOUT SPECIES - IS THIS YOUR FISH?
Please hover over these links to see pictures of fish commonly asked about. Please check before posting!

Common Pleco - Pterygoplichthys pardalis
Featherfin Syno - Synodontis eupterus
Iridescent Shark - Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
Shark Catfish - Ariopsis seemanni
Bristlenose Catfish - Ancistrus cf_cirrhosus
Striped Pleco - Panaqolus sp(l169)
"Julii" Cory - Corydoras trilineatus
Pim pictus - Pimelodus pictus
Syno - Synodontis schall
(Asian) Upside down Catfish - Mystus leucophasis
Ictalurus punctatus
Lace Catfish / Syno - Synodontis nigrita
Sailfin Pleco - Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
Sun Catfish - Horabagrus brachysoma
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus

TITLE YOUR POST IMAGINATIVELY PLEASE!!!

PLEASE DO NOT title your post with headings like "ID this pleco please...", "What is this?", "My New Catfish..." and "Help me ID this fish..." - for us moderators this becomes confusing and difficult to refer back to after a while.

So, what we REALLY want are unique titles like "ID this brown pleco", "ID this foot long silver catfish", "What is this shark catfish really?", or even "$3.99 brown fish" if that's all you have. That kind of thing really helps even if you can't get down to the ideal of "What is this Ancistrus" or so on.

Basically, try and give us some colour, size and/or background info. in your title

I bought a fish sold as a Butterfly Pleco, Hong Kong Pleco or Coldwater pleco
It's likely your fish isn't a catfish - See http://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/view ... hp?t=11324, these fish are often for sale in the same tanks as goldfish or other coldwater species.

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Cheers,

Jools
PS

This youtube video shows a fish in the genus Leporacanthicus from Venezuela. It is uncertain what species. Folks find this video and ask for more info. This is about it.