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I received these photos from a reader and and he asked to help identify the fish I will add all the comments below the pictures. Please use this form to send in your opinions. You can also send me photos of any fish you would like help with as well


 

 


 

 

 

 

Your comments:


From: Joyce
Date:03/20/2002
I have 3 syno's myself that I have problems identifying. The three actually look quite different with one retaining more spots and staying smaller than the other two. Yet I purchased them as a group about 2 years ago. Some of the syno juvies look a bit different than the adults, so the age of your fish will help id.
Opinion=I vote for the synodontis eupterus



From: TheBulkster
Date:03/20/2002
Number 1: Looks like either some sort of lace cat, or "maybe" a syn. Eupterus...hard to tell with that picture...if it IS a eupterus, its an uglier one...but some may say they aren't the prettiest fish to begin with (I really like 'em, no matter how ugly some people think they are). Number 2: This looks kind of like a Syn. Schoutendenii (please excuse the spelling, it may be wrong) Number 3&4: Is that the same as picture 2? Its hard to tell, but I would still retain my answer for #2.

From: B. W. Phillips
Date:03/29/2002
That definitely looks like the synodontis catfish-I have one. Mine looks similar to the pleclostomus, with the catfish tendrils on the bottom of his mouth (these look similar to the "laces" of a snowflake). His eyes look blue when the light hits them just right. Also has been known to swim upside down, and likes to touch the other fish with his tendrils. I love watching him. Enjoy.


From: Cassi
Date:10/8/2002
I think these fish are synodontisis.. I have 3 of them.. They are my fav.All three of mine are different kinds but not sure the exact name for them, just that they are synodontisis.

 

 

 

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