1. Please clear out your caches and cookies and restart your desktop browser and mobile browser. Thanks!
    Dismiss Notice

Ctemopoma ID Help? (elongated specie)

Discussion in 'Other Monster Fish' started by Vancouver_98683, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Vancouver_98683

    Vancouver_98683
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Washington State
    Last Seen:
    Today at 1:33 PM
    Hello all,

    Got this guy from a potpourri tank (mixed trade ins). It caught my eyes cuz due to its elongated body. This fish swam like a Channa/Jardini/bichir and always on the move. Never seen anything like it before. Based on a little net searching, It resembles a Kingsleyae specie, but with out the big spot near tail. This 5" fish has dorsal fins that run all along the back and a little spotting on body. It's a little washed out from stress.

    Can anybody ID this? Here is a web site for reference.

    http://guia.acuamundo.com.mx/articu...ual es cual/peces laberinto cual es cual.html

    Ctnen 2 fullbody.jpg

    Ctnen 1.jpg
     
  2. COG Commando

    COG Commando
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Marcus
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Aquatic Specialist/ Private Aquarium Maintenance B
    Location:
    West Bend, WI
    Last Seen:
    Mar 6, 2015
    The lack of tail spot is confusing, but you might have a C. petherici, or like you said, a C. kingsleyae. Every other Ctenopoma species I've ever seen has a much more elongated face.
     
  3. krichardson

    krichardson
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    18,805
    Likes Received:
    946
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Datnoid Island
    Last Seen:
    59 minutes ago
    Don't remember the latin name but I'm almost certain that that is the spotted climbing perch.I had one a few years ago.
     
  4. JML1997

    JML1997
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Justin
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    4,095
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    N.B, Canada
    Last Seen:
    Jan 25, 2016
    Looks sweet!
     
  5. Vancouver_98683

    Vancouver_98683
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Washington State
    Last Seen:
    Today at 1:33 PM
    Not sure but it was 5 dollars cuz the lfs had no clue other than an guesses of a ctenopoma or anabatoid type gourami. It was so darn unique had to just get even though I'm happy with my fish collection already, lol
     
  6. COG Commando

    COG Commando
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Marcus
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Messages:
    950
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Aquatic Specialist/ Private Aquarium Maintenance B
    Location:
    West Bend, WI
    Last Seen:
    Mar 6, 2015
    Fish by that common name are typically the species Ctenopoma acutirostre. They're much more laterally compressed than this guy is, and they have spots...

    Also, what a nice find. Ctenopoma species are really hard to come by in my area, in fact I finally just got a C. acutirostre tonight after searching for months.
     
  7. Vancouver_98683

    Vancouver_98683
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Washington State
    Last Seen:
    Today at 1:33 PM
    It's a profile of the Kingsleye, so it is something close to that. Any great guesses or past experiences shared would be greatly appreciated for ID. I'll take a video of the bugger swimming in a few hours or tomorrow once it gets acclimated and full spots are showing. If you look at the spotting on the body is very organized pattern. You would think that it would be a dead giveaway, nonetheless, thanks for the feedback.
     
  8. krichardson

    krichardson
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    18,805
    Likes Received:
    946
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Datnoid Island
    Last Seen:
    59 minutes ago
    I stand corrected,I have had this one as well as C. acutirostre which are also sold as leopard ctenopoma in some stores here.....I pulled out one of my old books and came up with the name Anabas testudineus.
     
  9. Vancouver_98683

    Vancouver_98683
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Washington State
    Last Seen:
    Today at 1:33 PM

    Thanks Krichardson ! This may be it! Even the oranges halo around the pupil is down to the tee. Very very close as I had a gut feeling this species was african, and more SE. The pic references made me think Ctenopoma. So, glad too as it will cater to my SE Asia them on my 155 gal. , various dat species, clown loaches, Albino red eye Gian Gouramy, and a few more. Here is some info I copy and pasted:

    Title:
    Climbing Perch, (Anabas testudineus), [Anabantidae], Anabantoidei, Perciformes, gouramies
    This labyrinth fish can crawl up to 200 meters across moist land using its pectoral fins and gill covers to escape deteriorating water conditions. An air breathing organ near the gills enables it to stay alive for hours out of the water. This fish is native to Southeast Asia.

    Kingdom: Animalia
     
  10. Vancouver_98683

    Vancouver_98683
    Expand Collapse
    MFK Members

    Real Name:
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Washington State
    Last Seen:
    Today at 1:33 PM
    Here is the photo of the Anabas testudineus.

    @ Krichardson _ did you ever have this specie? Temperament, experiences, etc....?

    Krichardson ID.jpg
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store