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Thread: Fish ID

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    Was travelling for work and came past a faraway (from home) LFS, part of a garden centre.
    Stopped for a quick look and was totally smitten with a fish labelled only "spotted catfish"
    Asked the shop guy if it had a different name but he didn't know.

    I DID NOT BUY LE FISH, having learnt here that one does the research first and the buying later.
    (and it kinda looked like it might grow big - just had that vibe about it!)

    Googled "spotted catfish" but that's clearly not it.

    It was white base with random black blotches like a paint pony. Big whiskers and a body a bit like a fat worm. Moved quite sinuously and sucker mouth but didn't stay still long. There were 5 in the tank, all with different markings. Was in with the rams but seeing as they had a tank of yellow guppies labelled "CANARY PLATIES" I can't imagine that would mean much!

    Any ideas?

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    Too bad you didn't get a pic of the fish in question while you were there.
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    I know. I didn't think of finding out more about it until I sat down at my desk at home (mostly because I thought I would google "spotted catfish" and immediately find it!) ... It's probably bog standard boring fish. It wasn't a great shop lol

    I think this might be it - (via Google Images) - face is the same!

    Last edited by Soot; 12-04-2013 at 06:00 PM.

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    Look up synodontis and pictus.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Look up synodontis and pictus.
    Nope :(
    Neither of those are the right colour (see picture above) and this fish was more "squishy" and sort of elongated.

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    Possibly this piebald Walking Catfish
    http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/...?species_id=90

    Assuming different colour variants/patterns exist.
    Too big for my tank ... or for most tank. It did have the "FEED ME I WILL GROW MASSIVE" vibe ...

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    Oh lol, I guess it's my day to be slow in the brains! I didn't see the picture before.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Oh lol, I guess it's my day to be slow in the brains! I didn't see the picture before.
    I added it just as you posted I think!

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    For future reference... I find this helps with ID'ing strange catfish: http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/families.php

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