Goonch Catfish (Bagarius) ID and Care Guide 1.01

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Very interesting. Looks almost exactly like an HLG but a different collection point than where they're normally found. Do you see the red tint that Wes pointed out at all? I know pics make it hard to see the true colors


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Thanks for the pics, Collin.

The first and third fish look rather like sp. 'Indochina' to me, though clearer pics and a few more inches on the fish are needed to be sure. The pics of the Red River fish aren't clear enough to be sure what it is.
 

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your welcome rob just hope this isn't derailing the thread at all I wish I had something other than a phone camera because there is more red and orange in that fish than what shows up on the pics it does have a different shape to the head than the other two


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your welcome rob just hope this isn't derailing the thread at all I wish I had something other than a phone camera because there is more red and orange in that fish than what shows up on the pics it does have a different shape to the head than the other two


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No worries about a derail. I have the ability to clean these threads up for archival purposes if they get off track, but when we're discussing the ID of a new type of these fish, that doesn't strike me as a derail. :)

If you wish to try to get better pics, try these tips:

• First, pre-focus your camera on the fish by tapping the screen where you want it to focus. This will prevent it from trying to focus when you hit the picture button.

• Second, get as much lighting as possible. I like to use clamp lamps that I use in my garage to get supplemental lighting. I shine them through the front of the tank, though doing that CAN give bad reflections. You need to get close to the tank.

• Third, and probably most importantly, you need to make sure that your camera is perpendicular to the glass. If you're shooting through the glass at anything other than a 90* angle, quality decreases very quickly. A picture from 80* instead of 90 is noticeably worse, and a pic from 50* or so is essentially useless.​

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You said max size of indochina is unknown idk if that's been discovered since but Could this be a giant indochina seems much to dark to be anything else and could give good insight as to how big they truly get feel free to remove if unnecessary

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HLG is known to get really dark marks as well. Without capture location being listed, I hesitate to attempt to make a diagnosis on a pic like that.
 

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