is a suckermouth fish. That is the most defining characteristic. The SAE
as no apparent sucker for it's mouth. What most people have problems distinguishing are the Flying Fox and False Siamensis when compared to the true SAE
. This page
has some drawings about the differences.
The only real way I can tell the difference is to look at the black line and fins. The true SAE
line goes all the way through the end of the tail. The False Siamensis does not. The Flying Fox will have coloring on its fins, and the true SAE
will have clear fins other than the ribbing.
There used to be a better website with the differences and real pictures. I think the False also has a suckermouth. The SAE
has only two whiskers coming from the top of his mouth. The Flying Fox has four I believe. I have a store near me that labels them Flying Foxes, but they're SAEs. There are 30+ there at the store. I should sell them if they're so hard to come by in the United States like all the articles state.