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Joshmac8
01-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Picked up this catfish last night at Forest Lake Pets in MN for $6 because they had no idea what it was and it wasn't labeled. Hopefully this was a cool little pickup :-)

Kanta
01-08-2011, 05:35 PM
Hoplo catfish I do believe

Joshmac8
01-08-2011, 06:42 PM
Nope, def not a hoplo, anyone?!?!

lmod58
01-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Cashmere the eel-tailed catfish

it is hard to tell for sure in the bag

cichlidomaha
01-08-2011, 11:13 PM
It looks like either a Pimelodus of some sort, or a Mystus catfish. It is one or the other. If you have a picture of the fish out of the bag, and in a tank, with his dorsal fin and tail some what erect and normal, I could probably ID it for you. I have a pretty complete book on catfish, that has most of the Catfish avail. on the market. I have also kept many many different types of catfish over my many years of fish keeping. If you get me a better picture, I can almost certainly ID it for you.

Tom

cichlidomaha
01-08-2011, 11:18 PM
I don not think so Larry: He looks like he has a forked tail. The eel tailed has a rounded Flat Tail. Maybe Josh can help us, Does he have a forked tail or flat and rouned like an eel?

Tom

Joshmac8
01-09-2011, 10:44 AM
Forked tail, i found out last night it is a Rhamdia Quelen, a hard to find catfish from SA that i guess isn't commonly available :-)

lmod58
01-09-2011, 12:23 PM
thats a good but then josh

cichlidomaha
01-09-2011, 03:30 PM
So: They are a Sub spieces of the Pimelodus. I thought that is what it was. So it does confirm my initial Indentificcation. These guys do get quite large up to 13.6 inches. Quite a bit larger than most in the family.

Thomas

leffler817
01-09-2011, 05:16 PM
I could probably ID it for you. I have a pretty complete book on catfish, that has most of the Catfish avail. on the market.
Tom

Not to hi-jack the thread, but what is the name of your book Tom, I'm looking for a good catfish book.

cichlidomaha
01-09-2011, 06:43 PM
It is called the world of catfishes. By Midori Kobayagawa
Edited by Dr. Warren Burgess. TFH

TS-161 Original copright 1991

Very complete and very nice book. It cost about 79.95 back in 1991


Tom

leffler817
01-09-2011, 09:09 PM
Thanks Tom! :thumbup:

Joshmac8
01-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Yea he's in the 125g right now, figure it would be a good growout for the time being lol

cichlidomaha
01-10-2011, 10:16 PM
No problem: Anytime I can be of help with references, or to pass knowledge along; I am there for ya.

Tom