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Old 09-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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upside down catfish =]

my LFS called me yesterday and told me that they had the fish that i was asking about a month ago, they had about 8 upside down catfish but i only wanted 3 ^_^ they cut me a deal and it was a pretty nice deal if i must say

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i am stocking up for my 55g around december and they will be the first one to be introduced, but for now, they are in my 20g, only one LFS gets them and i wasnt going to wait another month, or even 3, they are still pretty small, around 1.5inches
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So obviously I know nothing about FW fish, but i though upside down catfish were.. upside down...
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they do swim upside down >___< lol jimbo, too funny
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honestly, those dont look like upside down catfish to me. I dont know why but the pattern seems off compared to the normal ones you see. Now almost all syno species of catfish swim upside down so it definatly is some sort of synodonis but it does not look like the regular species you see under "upside down catfish".

What your look like


And what mine look like plus the other ones i commonly see


I could completely going bonkers and be completely wrong on this but give me some more time to do research and see if i am going crazy but something dosent seem to fit with those catfish comparing. I mean the fins right but the pattern seems wrong. Either way i like them so nice pick ups. Did you get all 8?
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Plus, they aren't upside down :p
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Plus, they aren't upside down :p
looks like it to me....
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I have one but it is black. Are those true upside down catfish?
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they were labeled upside down catfish and i have seem them swimming upside down left to right for a while =P but any help would be cool, if they arent upside down catfish, ill return them and look for real ones =[
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did some research and i think mine is a Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Synodontis Eupterus Catfish

do you guys think so???
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I think they are a type of syno, not sure which kind. As soon as I saw the picture I thought, "Another person got suckered into them." I got a syno eupterus when I was young and naive. The guy who sold it to me said they get 3.5" tops. After I got home with him I realized that he would grow up to be 12"+ easily. They are loud (take them out of water and you'll see what I mean) and rambunctious fish. The one I had constantly uprooted plants and knocked my rock work over. It went from a 10g, to a 30g, to a 55g and is now in a 120g cichlid tank.

I would recommend re-homing them especially since you will not have a 55g till December. They will be way to large for your 20g by then. Even then, they will probably be too large for your 55g.

Here is a pic of my upside down catfish:


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You can see what I mean by not thinking it is a eupterus. Yours look like they are missing the distinctive 'featherfin'.
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