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Old 12-21-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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Any fish that look like Chinese Algae Eaters?

About...4 months ago I bought what I thought was two Chinese Algae Eaters.


However, after looking at them today [ their in different tanks ] They look increadibly different. I mean, same coloration.. but one has a dark black stripe down its side ending right at its fin. The other has kind of black rectangular spots running down his body in an off center fashion [ Like -_-_-_- kinda ].


Is it just a difference in development or are they two different types of fish?
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Maybe this will help: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=5527
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Sounds like I have some False Siamese Algae Eaters then.. Because neither one of theri bands go to their fork..
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Sounds like I have some False Siamese Algae Eaters then.. Because neither one of theri bands go to their fork..
check this:

http://www.fishpondinfo.com/sae.htm

or this:

http://www.bettastarz.com/sae.htm

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Old 12-21-2003, 04:42 PM   #5
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Okay, I guess I have some Chinese Algae eaters then. 8O
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Old 12-21-2003, 04:45 PM   #6
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oh, poor william!

Do you have pictures of them we could see?
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Old 12-21-2003, 08:46 PM   #7
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Thank you, Zach, for the links--I think I will visit it next spring especially when it is 'pond' time. The info there is really neat
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Thank you, Zach, for the links--I think I will visit it next spring especially when it is 'pond' time. The info there is really neat
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WHOOPS!!! only meant for 1 reply
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Old 12-21-2003, 08:58 PM   #10
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I have a pic, but its gotta wait for admin approval in the gallery.

I'd upload directly to here, but for some reason whenever I try to upload a picture it gives me an error.
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