Are most petricola for sale actually lucipinnis?

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Are most petricola for sale actually lucipinnis?

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I was looking into getting a group of synodontis to own and possibly breed and I just wanted to know which one is usually for sale of the two, I was confused and just wanted to get it clarified which one is for sale more often.
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It used to be that 99% of nominal "petricola" for sale turned out to be the lucipinnis. IDK if this changed in the past, say, 5-10 years.
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I just recently purchased 8 that were labeled “Dwarf Petricola” and when I would refer to them as Lucippinis the employee would try to correct me saying they are “Dwarf Petricola” Lol! I didn’t want to argue so I just stopped talking.
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Re: Are most petricola for sale actually lucipinnis?

Post by Jools »

To the topic question, yes, they are.

It makes sense if you think about it. The whole reason the name "dwarf petricola" came into being was to describe the species of fish in the hobby that was like a petricola, but smaller. While 2006, when S. lucipinnis was described, seems a long time off now, the dwarf species was well established more then a decade before that.

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