Another catfish ID please

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  1. pielas

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    Hi, I upgraded to a larger tank, and inherited 2 catfish with the new one. One is a beautiful bumblebee catfish , but the other I do not know. Can someone please ID for me. It is about 6" long, and white on the belly. Sorry for the bad pics.

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  3. Bradley Bunch

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    Looks like Callichthys callichthys


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    pielas

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    Googled Callichthys callichthys and you are right. Behaviour also fits. Thanks a lot BB, much appreciated.
     
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    Have a look at Hoplo Catfish (Hoplosternum thoracatum)
     
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    +1. Now known as Megalechis thoracata.

    Great species, among my favourites. Don't see them often enough.
     
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    Definitely hoplo. Remember a shop had some not too long ago
     
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    Hoplo
     
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    Also agree with Hoplo

    Nice cats full of character.
    But can get a bit boisterous at feeding timing.
     
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    pielas

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    Thanks , much appreciated. Come to think of it I asked the lady I got the tank from what it was. I could not hear her properly, but Hoplo certainly rings a bell. Quite a likable character this one, and not hiding all day very peaceful towards other inhabitants.
     

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