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Old 05-01-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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Help identifying my catfish...

The LFS had the scientific name which I didn't recognize and dont remember now, and google was no help, can anyone help identify? Scientific and or common name would be great!


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It's some sort of Synodontis and it looks like a Lucipinnus to me.

PlanetCatfish.com - Synodontis lucipinnis ‚€Ę Mochokidae ‚€Ę Cat-eLog
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Agree with Mebbid. Syno. Lucipinnus a species of upside down cats
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I vote Synodontis petricola but the picture is not too clear.
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Most Petri's sold are usually Luci's. Petri's get a little larger. Lucipinnus usually have a clear spot on the pelvic fin. Better picture would help
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Just noticed you are from Chicago. Where did you get him?
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info! After seeing the name here, its a definitely a Lucipinnus, I knew it was something with an L. I really need to start writing down the names of the stuff I buy.

Mike - I got him/her at Ocean Design aquarium, 7542 w Addison. Its a small store but they had a decent selection, better than the other place I usually go to anyway, and the owner was friendly and helpful. They had a lot of live plants too so now of course I'm thinking of going with a planted tank eventually. **** addictive hobby.

If you have any lfs recommendations, I'm all ears.
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