Syno Multis??

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Syno Multis??

Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:14 am

Hello everyone. New member, but I am familiar with this site and all the info you guys have compiled and made available. I am recently back into the hobby and have started where my heart has been since I left...Synodontis and cichlids. Haha. Please let me know if you guys think I have genuine multi's or not. Thanks
P.s. I dont know which photos are which..i will try to label after posting. 5 "multi" and one that was marked hybrid in store. Thanks
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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:15 am

Sorry about pic quality. They're moving like crazy. Think pic #1 and 2 are same fish.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:19 am

Another one
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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:22 am

This is one of the smaller ones I have. One of the 1st teo I bought.
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Post by bekateen » Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:31 am

@Birger, your thoughts?
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Post by Jools » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:26 am

These look quite close to farmed Synodontis grandiops?

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:09 pm

I was thinking the same because of their huge eyes. They're in a quarantine set up for now...but I am going to try to get some better pictures tonight

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:07 pm

Here is a pic of the one I know was labelled synodontis hybrid at the LFS..had so much personality and I know I can stick it into a tank without any other synos after quarantine. Lots of character in this one
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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:08 pm

I had to crop the pic to get it zoomed in a little bit. Hes a quick swimmer

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Post by Jools » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:07 am

Mrsomethingfishy wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Here is a pic of the one I know was labelled synodontis hybrid at the LFS..had so much personality and I know I can stick it into a tank without any other synos after quarantine. Lots of character in this one
This looks like Synodontis lucipinnis.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:53 pm

I jus got this pic tonight. Jus moved them into bigger tank and they've really started to move around and be active. Definitely starting to notice differences between the separate "groups" I bought. This is 1 of 3 of the larger ones. I will try to get some better pics as the water clears up.
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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:22 pm

Anyone know where the synodontis experts are? I've read a ton of info from Jools...but he hasn't popped in yet.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:59 pm

Can anyone see how many I have now? Lol this was during a deep clean of my substrate and 30% water change. That is why they're stressed out looking and huddled together like this...not how they're usually. I went to a local breeders place to pick up some aulonocara baenschi females for my tank....and he ended up having a tank full of baby multi's that he is growing out for sale...also both lucipinnis and real petricola. I couldn't resist...as he wouldn't sell me any multipunctatus, I bought a trio of petricola for my next tank..which will be cycled and started next month. For now the 5 "multipunctatus"(as I've yet to get a confirmation on their species), 1 hybrid, and 3 petricola share their tank peacefully. Well, only one who isn't perfectly behaved is the hybrid. I've told my girl that if he continues to be aggressive he will be rehomed
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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:01 pm

Hahaha sorry Jools...I was meaning to say Birger. I have read an abundance of information from both of you guys and I understand it's hard to identify species with crappy pictures that never show the areas you need to properly identify

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Post by bekateen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 pm

There aren't that many syno people unfortunately.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:54 pm

Well i plan on making a thread on my synos. I jus grew my pack of petricola to 7..and my multis are at 6. Ive been looking to rehome the hybrid ny girlfriend purchased for me. He/she is a demon..very aggressive towards all the synos that are same size.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm

Going to be taking a bunch more pictures of the petricola as i am interested in figuring out if theyre indeed legit. I do believe they are tho, as i got from a private breeder and he has both petricola and lucipinnis

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Post by Jools » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:02 pm

The larger fishes pictured above look like captive-bred Synodontis grandiops.

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Post by Mrsomethingfishy » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:07 pm

Ok. Thanks for confirmation. Did you see the one with the picture of pectoral rays? Were you able t see them good enough? I am going to be trying to get some better pictures of each one, labelled and seperated. But if that one looks like grandiops, then 3 are indeed same.

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