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Brought Home A Tanganyikan Oddball Catfish Yesterday
December 1, 2010
8:44 am
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There had been a lovely little (~6cm TL) catfish at Aquajardin for some weeks, with no tank label, which I could not resist bringing home with a group of six Barilius hukaungensis. The manager, who had popped in on his day off said it was Tanganyikan (up until that point a staff member and I had been looking at "wood catfish"), despite being in a display tank with fish like Slender Lionhead Cichlids; Upside Down Catfish; Leopard Bushfish. For £4.50, I just had to bring it home!

As soon as I got in I started looking for ID inspiration and I'm fairly confident that it is from one of the above two genus. I did start to worry a little though when I read about the toxic mucus released by one possible catfish, Lophiobagrus cyclurus, when stressed! /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />

However, at the moment I think it is L. brevispinis, or Phyllonemus typus.

Have any forum members here had any experience in keeping these small Tanganyikan catfish, which I must admit I never knew existed until yesterday?

Constantly juggling mainly African riverine fish between 6 tanks, from 54 to 566l in size!
December 2, 2010
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No experience of those cats I'm afraid and don't recognise that Barilius species name since it doesn't appear to correspond to any described species or known synonym. Closest match spelling-wise is B. huahinensis which is either valid or a synonym of Opsarius koratensis, depending on who you follow... /wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

At any rate, if you can get pics of either or both species it'd be useful to help you id them.

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December 2, 2010
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A couple of the Barilius, very similar looking to B. dogarsinghi

(need to find out how to embed videos on here)

Constantly juggling mainly African riverine fish between 6 tanks, from 54 to 566l in size!
December 2, 2010
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Check this out.

Will have a look later - can't access Youtube from work. /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

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