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Old 11-27-2011, 05:30 AM   #1
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Help needed in identification

Hi and thanks for reading.
I bought a second hand tank yesterday, it came with a catfish already in residence but I'm having difficulty identifying it. Can anyone tell me what it is please? Pictures are below:

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Old 11-27-2011, 06:24 AM   #2
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my guess leopard pleco catfish
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, I've had a look and I'm not sure the spots are quite right. The head is covered in small spots but the one on the body are really clear
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #4
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Yes, but minor differences in markings will vary in any species. It has the eyes and head of a pleco. The top fin and body shape is almost exactly leopard pleco.
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I don't know what the bottom of the fish looks like, but i believe it's not in the pleco family, but i think you should look at the Synodontis on planet catfish.com
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Definitely NOT a pleco. Might be an African Featherfin... I may be wrong.
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Can you get a better pic? Looks like a paleatus cory from the way I'm seeing it - Cory paleatus
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My bad! It could be a cory catfish, but I think they have a pointed nose (sort of). Search bing.com for pleco leapord catfish and cory catfish. Not a very good picture of cory though.Maybe more pics.
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It doesn't really look like a cory IMO.
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Synodontis Ocellifer Catfish?
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