LFS Fish Finds

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  1. Reedfish

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    Label said: Synodontis £35
    Approx R595
     
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    Could it be a new species of Synodontis?
    Perhaps Synodontis Deformis, from the Chernobyl region of Russia?
    Irrespective, it is a fugly looking fish that not even its mother could love.
     
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    I think it's a monster. :eek:
    Would never get it.

    Not knowing much about it. But perhaps it was subjected to to some sort of chemical/hormone to trigger the ablinism and that also resulted in the deformity?
     
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    That is why it is at the lfs: orphan

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    Rainstorm The Bitch, errr I mean Cow...

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    I'd buy it if I could find out where

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    If you google it, it is a species of catfish, this obviously being an albino/lutino... this is what i found in planet catfish but sure looks weired

    [​IMG] Cat-eLog Data Sheet
    Scientific Name Synodontis notatus Vaillant, 1893
    Common Name(s) Domino Syno
    Gepunkteter Fiederbartwels (Germany)
    Type Locality Congo
    Synonym(s) Synodontis notata, Synodontis notatus binotata, Synodontis notatus ocellatus
    Pronunciation sin oh don tiss - no tah tuss
    Etymology Synodontis: From the Greek syn, meaning together, and odontos, meaning tooth; in reference to the closely-spaced lower jaw teeth. This specific epithet literally means notable(notatus,-a=notable, remarkable).
    [​IMG] Species Information
    Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
    Identification All species in the genus Synodontis have a hardened head cap that has attached a process (humeral process) which is situated behind the gill opening and pointed towards the posterior. The dorsal fin and pectoral fins have a hardened first ray which is serrated. Caudal fin is always forked. There is one pair of maxillary barbels, sometimes having membranes and occasionally branched. The two pairs of mandibular barbels are often branched and can have nodes attached. The cone-shaped teeth in the upper jaw are short. S-shaped and movable in the lower jaw. These fish produce audible sounds when disturbed rubbing the base of the pectoral spine against the pectoral girdle.

    A larger species, usually has one large spot on either side of a dark silver body. Some specimens have no spots, more than one spot and may not have the same number of spots on either flank of the same individual fish.
    Sexing First lay the fish in your hand with its head toward your palm and the tail toward your fingers. Hold the dorsal spine between your middle and ring finger so the fish is belly up and you won't get stuck (Which by the way, hurts like crazy!). The genital pore is in a small furrow of tissue (in healthy fish) and will be obstructed by the pelvic fins. Pull down on the tail gently to arch the fishes spine and the pelvic fins will stand and the furrow open to display the genital pore and the anus of the fish. The male has a somewhat ridged genital papillae on which the spermatoduct is on the back side, facing the tail fin. A gravid female will also show an extended papillae but the oviduct is on the ventral side of the papillae (And may also show a little redness if really gravid). A thin or emaciated female will have just two pink pores, the oviduct and the anus.
    [​IMG] Habitat Information
    Distribution Africa: Congo Basin
    African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
    [​IMG] (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
    IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
    pH 6.0 - 7.5
    Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show others within this range)
    Other Parameters 4-15 °GH.
    Not a delicate species, will tolerate most water conditions.
    [​IMG] Husbandry Information
     
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    Looks like a Xanthistic variaty of S.Eupterus !

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    LFS in Benoni,

    Have a nice selection of discus available, was quite impressed. Walked away with a nice piece of driftwood only, my fiance was there with me so planning a new tank and getting more fish was not part of the plan :p
     
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    Wild on pets Edenvale had 2 motoro pups and a few trophias last time I was there
     
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    Bargain Headstanders at Petmasters[​IMG]

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    The headstanders at Bolsburg branch?

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    Yes Boksburg


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    So called Dragonfish at Wazeers Boksburg. Needs quite specific diet and care. Let's hope it gets a good home.


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    That looks like a goby, needs to be kept in brakish water
     
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    Correct, and eats mostly small worms and algae matter, also grows to 55 cm.

    Gobioides broussonetti


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    Only a mother could love that face.
    So ideal tank would be 2m minimum.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    It's other names are dragon goby/violet goby
    I took one of them and looking after it was very skinny but make it a fish tank for it now a nice 500L and is brackish


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    Here are other fish they had at Wazeer's Aquarium
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    Also had fire eel, freshwater moray eel, lots of pleco, pangu fish, banjo catfish, cockatoo catfish, kuhli loach, discus and the normal


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