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Old 06-29-2022, 06:27 PM   #1
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Catfish From Way Back When

Hello. I'm trying to remember a catfish species I used to see from when I was a teenager back in the late 1960s through mid 1970s. It was well armored (not any sort of plecostomus), uniformly thick bodied, uniformly dark colored, with barbels similar to Cories. If I remember correctly, they were 3" - 4". I can't remember what their tail shape was.

Does this ring a bell for anyone. I don't remember seeing them in years and years, but I'd love to know what species they are.

Thank you.

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Hello. I'm trying to remember a catfish species I used to see from when I was a teenager back in the late 1960s through mid 1970s. It was well armored (not any sort of plecostomus), uniformly thick bodied, uniformly dark colored, with barbels similar to Cories. If I remember correctly, they were 3" - 4". I can't remember what their tail shape was.

Does this ring a bell for anyone. I don't remember seeing them in years and years, but I'd love to know what species they are.

Thank you.
There are just way too many possibilities that come to my mind . I suggest you look through Planet Catfish https://www.planetcatfish.com/forum/ and let us know what you find.

Happy hunting.
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Hi, Andy Sager --

I think I've narrowed it down to one of the smaller species in the family Doradidae. The genus might be Trachydoras or Rhinodoras. I distinctly remember it having the "spines" along the sides. If memory serves, it was a mottled dark grey (almost black) and lighter grey in color.
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Was it one of the raphael cats?
This one comes to mind : Spotted Raphael Catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons) ( but there was another one I remember that was more marbled but I can't remember the name or find a pic of it. :^s )

Or maybe it was this one Amblydoras nauticus (Marbeld talking catfish) ?
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