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#1 jordan1234

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:42 PM

Can someone please tell me the difference between a cheap tandus catfish an a black eeltail that goes for about 150$ for a decent siZe one

#2 malawiman85

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:54 PM

Tandanus tandanus are commercially produced over east and are sold for about $2.00 each from the hatchery. Black eeltails - Neosilurus ater are not commercially bred or sold. They were not so long ago produced in Queensland by Ausyfish. Neo's are wonderfully friendly, chilled out great looking fish. T. tandanus grows bigger is much more territorial, is always a mottled colour and has a big comparitively ugly head.
As aquarium subjects, there really is no comparison. $150.00 is way over market value imo but in fairness to sellers they are quite rare and as such I suppose they can name their own price.

#3 Leichardti

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 05:02 PM

Tandanus Tandanus are native to Queensland, NSW and Victoria (I'm pretty sure). Neosilurus Aters are native to the Northern Territory and far North WA (Possibly even North West Queensland). The 2 I'm getting are fairly expensive. Almost forgot, Tandanus have different fins to Neos. Neosilurus first (Not my photos) Attached File  neosilurus_ater5.jpg   48.28KB   2 downloadsAttached File  images.jpeg   14.94KB   2 downloads

Edited by Leichardti, 17 January 2016 - 06:59 PM.

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