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I picked up this large syno from the fish shop. I think its a fish someone has given in because he's prety fully grown and has got plenty of battle scars. And the top of his top fin has been cleanly bitten off. I haggled the price down to a tenner.
Anyway i cant find or make an exact id so if anyone could help me out.
He's brown with yellowisn tinted fins and 6" long.
03-01-2003, 08:51 AM
Sorry, you'll probably need a better picture, closer up anyway. Have you checked www.planetcatfish.com ? They've got a lot of pictures for identification of catfish.
I've looked around plenty of sites, but cant find one that looks exctly like him. He's brown with irregular polka dots (also on fins). And the fins have a yellow tint. His main wiskers are about an inch long and smooth. The four wiskers near his mouth have bristles.
I've got a few more pics coming up...
New links edited in first post /\ These are full size so you guys can get a better look
03-01-2003, 10:02 AM
does he look like this? The first picture does.
Synodontis Eupterus AKA : Feather Fin/Network Syno./Squeaker Cat
I'm really not good at identifing fish though. Every Alounacara looks like the german/rubescen red to me. M o o n, that spells rubescen.
Sadly thats not him. The body shape is the same. But the spots on mine are more blotchy and the fisns are yellowish. The two wiskers (mains ones) are a bit fatter and no feathet top fin (although the top end is missing though).
I only got his yesterday so he's still a bit shy. Once he gets a bit braver and starts swimming about, i'll be able to take a better shot.
03-01-2003, 12:43 PM
my s. nigriventris have yellow tips on their fins.
03-01-2003, 12:51 PM
DG: Regardless of what type it is, that was a great price! :D
I paid double that for one of my lot. I have 3 Synodontis euptereus.
It's difficult to tell exactly what he is, but here is a link I know will definately help. Try it and let me know what you come up with. Use the left hand column and locate the Synos alphabetically. They have all of the different types listed with pictures of them.
03-01-2003, 04:01 PM
The second picture reminded me of my nigromaculatus. They have a sort of ridge behind the heads and they'll get to at least 6 inches.
03-01-2003, 04:21 PM
great photo, jonah! :D
merlyn2221 - wow that is one long list. He probably let me have him for a tenner cos of the slight damage to the fins and scratches on his sides. But i dont mind as long as he's healthy and doing ok. I'll go through them 2morw cos 'escape from alcatraz' is on in a minute ;)
SGypsyMermaid - i'll have to search for that
jonah - your getting extremely close. Mine is a slighly chocolatey brown with bigger lotches and yellow fins and we're there :)
One down side to this syno; the brute is trashing my plants and rocks :)
03-02-2003, 01:29 AM
DG, just keep reminding yourself of how little he cost! :lol:
I tried some live plants in my tank, but they were trashed the next day.
Both cichlids and catfish had a ball.
Right now my 3 euptereus are playing, "push the fake plant across the tank."
I just put in new rocks today and rearranged a bit, so they're agitated. They always do this for a few days, then they tire of it and I can put things where I want them.
In the meantime, my Africans are digging holes like crazy and getting head-butted by the Synos. It's like a football game! :lol:
My tank pics are here if you missed them:
ok, i've managed to track down and call the shop from where i got this fish (i was on the last day of my holiday in Leicester and just happened to drive past a fish shop. Went in and came out with this fish.)
He said it is a Synodontis Eupterus long/high fin. But didnt know which strain. So good spotting you guys. Now we can work on trying to find which type of Eupterus he is :)
03-02-2003, 10:59 AM
I think they call it a "feather fin." That's what mine are and they are quite similar to what you described.
Fins are really high and some parts look like they are missing...hence the name "featherfin."
They are very peaceful and can be a little shy, but yours may not be since he is already full grown. They are better kept in groups, so you may want to consider getting one or two more to keep him company.
The problem is mine has no top feathery bits cos they've been bitten off by something.
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