I went shopping yesterday and happened to be passing a lfs
and I had to stop in. I saw these cute looking catfish that I thought I must have. The only tag on it was "Synodontis Eupterus $5.99" I asked the young (15 or 16) employee if he knew anything about these. He said they only grow to about 3" and would be suitable in a 10 gallon tank. If any of you know what this fish is, you already know where I am going with this..
Anyways, the kid scoops him out with a net, throws him in a bag w/ water, blows in it and ties it with a rubber band. Meanwhile I'm thinking won't this guy's fin pop this bag? Surely they would've thought of that. Needless to say, I'm checking out the aisle with the drift wood and such when I noticed my shirt is wet. I look in my hand and there is a hole in the bag squirting water all over the place. I ran over to the fish area and asked for a betta dish to put him in for the ride home.
I got him home, acclimated him properly and he seems to be doing great. I will post some pictures of him later tonight once I get home. My digital camera was dead yesterday (kind of the day I was having) so I couldn't snap any pics.
My true worry is that will this guy grow up to be 8 inches like every site I read says? He is probably less than 2 inches long right now. From what I can tell from PlanetCatfish • Cat-eLog • Mochokidae • Synodontis eupterus
he is most likely a juvenile. He has the exact same coloration as on that site with pretty blue eyes.
I am planning on upgrading to a 30gallon tank this spring/summer but if this guy grows fast it may have to be sooner.
PS - I also picked up 4 neons