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Thread: Catfish ID?

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    This is for sale in my area -- seller doesn't know what it is and it seems nobody else does either! It's about 12cm long.

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    Synodontis schoutendeni or similar?

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    I would also guess Synodontis, which suggests it'll get big, but I'm not sure of the specific type. These folks are the experts on IDs: http://www.planetcatfish.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    Synodontis schoutendeni or similar?
    I think you nailed it! http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...species_id=350

    which doesn't get big at all, not all syno do.

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    + 1 to Dutchie for pointing out that all Synodontis don't get huge, heres another source for this particular species: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...53537100,d.cGE
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    I guess it depends what you call big. At 5" for the smallest species of syno, that'd outgrow most tanks of hobbyists here.
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    Oh, I'm not entirely convinced on that. Some of the Americans here have big tanks. Let's say 12.5cm fish. A 120cm wide would already be quite nice for a fish of that temperament and size. That's a juwel 240 which isn't that rare.
    Now our American members have some really big tanks...

    Personally it's not my favorite kind of fish thogh.
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    I'd say the average tank size of all the members would be 55 gallons
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    Which is, if I got the right reference table:

    48" x 13" x 21"

    Not bad for a 5 inch fish, about 9 times it's length.

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    Yawn, ok calm down. I was talking from a UK perspective. Most tanks aren't that big here. It was only my opinion.
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