Need someone to recognise a species for me

BounteousLark

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This was sold to me as a "tiger shovelnose catfish". But as its growing its kinda looking more like a red tail tiger shovelnose hybrid, aka a leopard catfish.
Have i been swindled?, is this a pure TSN or RTC x TSN?

(sorry for bad photo quality hes swimming really fast)
 

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DoubleDutch

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Not an expert but this one looks the same

 

Essjay

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I hope you have a huge tank at the ready as DoubleDutch's link says they grow to 36 inches/90 cm.
 

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That's the size they are sold at not the size they grow to


From DoubleDutch's link
Size: Not known, but adult Red tails commonly hit 36″ or more, and Tiger shovel noses can get just as big.
 

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The future size isn't the issue - all these fish are short lived in tanks the size that one's in. I'd assume the original poster knows what size is involved.
 

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