TSN ID Chart- Pseudoplatystoma

wednesday13

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In an attempt to find that original pic I did stumble on a similar looking specimen with location info. This was caught in Rio Amazonas and they described it as Pseudoplatystoma Tigrinum from Santarem, Brazil

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Very nice, thanks for diggin up some more info. p. tigrinum it is then lol... head shape was throwin me off a bit as tigs are usually more "duckbill". id imagine like any other fish theres variance in collection point/location/river. that pattern sure is nice tho and pretty consistent with other tigrinum.. shame all we see in the trade is deformed farmies. id love a true tig and corruscans.
 

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Here is a picture of my TSN. I’m sure he is a great example of farm bred hybrid. Notice the roundness of the head. I’ve had this guy for 2 years now & when I purchased him from LFS he was about 2 1/2 inches long (was still young enough skin was transparent ) since then he has grown to 18 inches
 
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Here is a picture of my TSN. I’m sure he is a great example of farm bred hybrid. Notice the roundness of the head. I’ve had this guy for 2 years now & when I purchased him from LFS he was about 2 1/2 inches long (was still young enough skin was transparent ) since then he has grown to 18 inches
Welcome to the MFK!

Hybrid or not, I am afraid we will never know. But for sure it must be either a cull from the food fish farming in SA or a carelessly produced fish from SE Asia. Either way, it received horrible genes as evidenced by the one of the worst camel-face or duck-bill skull deformity we have ever seen (a common deformity) and by the size which is about 2x smaller than what a healthy fish should have been on average after 2 years.

It's got an attractive pattern though.

If I may, I'd recommend for you to start your own thread in the Catfish section on this fish. Give us more info and visuals and come back regularly to update your thread so we live and enjoy your fish and your hobby with you and also learn alongside with you.
 
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