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Old 04-03-2015, 01:09 PM   #1
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What kind of catfish is this?

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Had a family member who was going to flush it so I took it. Any clue on what it's is or how big it will get


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Old 04-03-2015, 01:14 PM   #2
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What kind of catfish is this?

Looks like pangasius catfish. Otherwise known as an iridescent shark.

If that is what it is, they get BIG.

I would say Colombian shark if not an ID.

Either way, both need a HUGE tank.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:50 AM   #3
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Sorry to disagree, but it's not an Iridescent shark. I'm not familiar enough with the larger cats to be any help but I did have an IS at one point so I know this isn't one haha.
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Definitely not a pangasius or Columbian. I couldn't tell you what it is though.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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Those were my best guess based off body shape and fins, maybe a native species?


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It's definitely not a Pangasius or Columbian. Was it wild caught? It does appear to be a native species, at least not something you'd see in your big chain stores. It will almost definitely get very large. And eat everything in your tank. Do you have a pond ready? It might be necessary.
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What kind of catfish is this?

It looks like a brown bullhead catfish to me..... That's what the Fins and body are leading my prediction to be


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It's a brown bullhead, they reach 20".

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It's a brown bullhead, they reach 20".

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I've caught brown bullhead up to 6lb.... I weighed it too


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I agree Bullhead was my immediate guess.


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It could be a tandanus catfish


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