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Does anyone know what this is? #1
Hi all i paid ?20 in my LFS shop for this fish, it caught my eye.

He/she is currently in my quranteen tank for a week of so before i add him in to my 5foot tank

Hmm i cant upload the pic :s
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #2
It looks like either Synodontis petricola or Synodontis lucippinis, but I'd need a clearer pic to be sure. Both are hard water catfish from Lake Tanganyika and do better in groups of four or more. It's also possible it's a hybrid Syno as there are quite a lot about.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #3
How did you do that without pic - telepathy?!
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #4
I was thinking the same thing!

What sort of fish can i keep with this in hard water?

Just got my water report (below)



mgl CaCO3 (ppm) 269.5

Degrees Clarke 18.865

Degrees German(DH) 15.092

Degrees French 26.95

Detergent rating Hard

Fluoride(ppm) 0.133
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #5
Quote:

cathie wrote:
How did you do that without pic - telepathy?!


That's weird - pic had wrongly formatted image tags so I went into "Mod mode" and corrected them and pic appeared.

It was still there when I last looked - don't know where it's gone now

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What sort of fish can i keep with this in hard water?


Most of the typical livebearers (Platies, Guppies, Mollies, Swordtails), Rainbowfish, or if pH is really high too (over 8) Tanganyikan cichlids; all depending on tank-size and other occupants at present. He will need some pals of his own kind though.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #6
this code?

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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #7
Yep....you need to replace IMG with lower case img and then it will work:


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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #8
arrr! got it :P
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #9
i'd agree with fishlady on ID except that it is incredibly likely to be a hybrid or a crossback hybrid of some sort (hybrid bred back to one of the parent species)
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Re: Does anyone know what this is? #10
i know it's tank was labelled as on of these names you said above - Synodontis petricola or Synodontis lucippinis.