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    Jumper catfish

    Discussion in 'Catfish' started by spotfin, Mar 11, 2018.

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      As I state in my thread, my guy quit growing a long time ago. It's been at 6" for many months, perhaps half a year now.

      I am pretty sure it is not a large growing catfish. Not Pinirampus pirinampu. I believe it won't reach a foot ever.

      I know your dilemma - the unknown can be exciting but one aims to be responsible too. I'd make a backup rehoming plan and get them. Speaking if which, you can count on me taking them in if ever they outgrow your tanks. I'll pay half the shipping if they arrive live and healthy. Just a thought.
       
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      These fish continue to puzzle me...It's quite possible the name "jumper cat" is given to a whole host of smallish pimelodids and/or heptapterids that can't be readily assigned to known species. The proportions of this fish seem very similar to Exallodontus.
       
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      Last time I heard the name it was assigned to flatwhisker catfish,but I've seen a bunch of catfish called jumping catfish,it is likely a rough translation as all of the fish labeled as "jumping catfish" are apparently new world species.
       
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      Thanks for the offer! I'm going to pass on them. The spotted and ornate pictus have established themselves in the tank with my rays. Probably shouldn't add any more at this point. Hopefully someone will give the jumpers good home.
       
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