Synodontis Granulosus

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Synodontis Granulosus

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I got him today and these pictures can't capture just how beautiful he is.
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Congrats on a great find. How big is he?

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henrynx1 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 am
Congrats on a great find. How big is he?
He was about 5 inches but sadly he died a few hours ago, something happened in shipping and the bag was all torn and almost all the water had leaked out when I got him, he was nearly dead and I tried my best to revive him and he started to swim a bit, that's when I took the pics but 30 min later he started doing a lot worse and died with in a few hours. The seller is replacing him though so I will upload more pics when I get the new one.
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Sad to here that for such a rare fish. Best of luck with the next one.

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henrynx1 wrote:
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Sad to here that for such a rare fish. Best of luck with the next one.
I remember you have been looking for them too. Have you found them? Got a thread on them? I'd be interested in reading it.
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Viktor Jarikov wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:47 pm
henrynx1 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:26 am
Sad to here that for such a rare fish. Best of luck with the next one.
I remember you have been looking for them too. Have you found them? Got a thread on them? I'd be interested in reading it.
Hi Viktor,
I have several now. Many said that these catfishes will eat anything but this is not the case for me. I've tried tried fresh shrimp, squid, scallop, clam, hikari(algae wafers, sinking wafers, crab cuisine), NLS large fish formula, hikari frozen blookworm, hikari mysis shrimp, and ghost shrimps. Out of those food listed, they only eat hikari sinking wafers and NLS large fish formula 100% of the time. The other food is just hit and miss. But Synodontis angelicus will eat pretty much anything. I think I might have got some picky granulosus. Here's a short video of one of mine
https://youtu.be/lyUR2pwdAUM[youtube]

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So my new Granulosus arrived today and was in perfect condition, he has acclimated to the new tank amazing and has been exploring the tank. I tried to feed him a few minutes ago and he took pellets right away :)
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The new Granulosus still doing great. I got a pic of him today when he got annoyed at the new fish I added exploring his cave.
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Iamfish wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:44 pm
The new Granulosus still doing great. I got a pic of him today when he got annoyed at the new fish I added exploring his cave.
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Do you have a photo of his side view?
Thanks.

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I haven't got one yet but I will keep trying.
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Got much better pictures of him today
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Nice fish! In the 25 years I've been keep fish I've never seen one in person.

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boy, there is a good reason everyone wants one of these, synodontis are pretty ( to us especially ) but this a knockout!

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kvnbyl wrote:
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boy, there is a good reason everyone wants one of these, synodontis are pretty ( to us especially ) but this a knockout!
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That is such a pretty fish. I ordered five yesterday they will be here tuesday. I'm super excited have been looking for these guys for over a year. What other fish do you keep yours with. My will eventually go in with my fronts.

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i keep mine in a 150 with some others, mostly S multipunctatus
Just out of curiosity how much did they set up back?
Around here (US) about $200.00 each, so about 160 pounds sterling
I'v never seen anyone selling that many at one time, mostly they are a one off on a site called aquabid

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I paid 175 Each. I would have to say I got very lucky and have been looking for a long time. I stumbled across them in a search for WC gibberosa. I am familiar with aquabid I have never ordered from there but its always nice to see what kind of crazy stuff is out there. I am located in the USA.

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Nice. Cool score, if genuine (beware of knock offs). Also, I must be missing something or... are not multiple granulosus necessarily bad together?
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"Also, I must be missing something or... are not multiple granulosus necessarily bad together?"

didn't say that . i said the only time i have seen them for sale it was a sole individual. 5 of them would be in excess of $1000.00 and unless i win the lottery that is just not going to happen.
Or if i run a very successful public aquarium in florida. ;)
They grow to be 10" long and a single individual needs a tank 6 feet long, so more than that, what a 180 or a 220 or maybe a 265 to be fair?
i keep mine with S Multipunctatus which make up for their smaller size by being very boisterous so everyone gets along
I've never seen another for sale in the time I have had my single individual ( in a store i trust, not Aquabid who I have no experience with) and if i do and i temporarily take leave of my sense I will probably buy it ( I believe this syndrome has been discussed elsewhere, buying fish on impulse)

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