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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
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Help: Cory ID please

Hello! I need some help IDing my not so little friend here. He has grown about six times as big as he was when I got him six months ago. He was labeled as an "upside down" catfish. I know that there are a few species that are often sold with that label. I have had some before but they never got this big! In fact his buddies at the pet store haven't grown much bigger then they were when we got him 6 months ago. I just want to make sure that we give him the best home possible!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:30 AM
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Not a cory. It's a synodontis catfish lol. Corydoras catfish come from a totally different continent.

This isn't even one of the really upside-down species of synodontis. I think this one is syno eupterus. Although I may very well be wrong. Nonetheless it'll probably cap at around 4-6" large so be prepared
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 05:58 AM
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He's a featherfin synodontis. I once, long ago, got one for a dollar as a "misc. cory" and was quite surprised a year later when he was 8 inches long with a dorsal almost 5 inches tall. Beautiful, very personable fish they are.
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Thanks! I thought he might be a one since he is getting so big. He is already over 4.5 inches- good thing he is in the 60 gallon!
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lovely, but opportunistically pisciovorous(sp?) Fast and reclusive. Often kept with cichlids, but they seem a little soft and sweethearted.
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I agree

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 03:39 PM
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great fish tho. I think mine is about 8 years old and probably one of the very few fish I haven't traded or sold.
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