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Old 06-09-2019, 06:25 PM   #1
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What fish is this

I just buyed a new fish sold as a algea eater but i forgot what name is whas and now i cant find it anywhere on the internet i found some fish but they have different color i can never find a pic with the same color as mine any idea?? Click image for larger version

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Old 06-09-2019, 11:37 PM   #2
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Chinese algae eater

Flying fox maybe a very stressed one
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Autumnsky you are quite correct it's a Golden Algae Eater
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So with that confirmation, please note that the CAE is a nasty community tank fish if that is where it is living. They eat some algae in the beginning then like to start sucking on the slime coat of other fish and chasing/harassing them.

The Siamese Algae eater is a better selection, but they can get 5-6" and better for a very large tank.

If you have an algae problem there are probably better options. Less light, more water changes...and so on.
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Defenetly not a chinease algea eater the mouth is not a sucker mouth i can see a flying fox bot doesent show any sign of a horizontal black stripe
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Simon you could be correct but without a closer pic of the mouth the colour is definitely off for a Flying Fox even a Silver.
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Simon you could be correct but without a closer pic of the mouth the colour is definitely off for a Flying Fox even a Silver.


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This is the best i can get. If i look up flying fox the mouth is identical to them and doesent look anything like the chinese algea eater just there color is something i cant find anywhere on the web. Maybe its a verry rare or special color? My lfs does get some weird special fish sometimes
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To me these look identical just different color
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This is the closest i can get. Its probebly a silver flying fox with more golden color than normal Click image for larger version

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Make sure to check your water parameters, necause the pale color look like it could be stressed. Or a fish could be bullying it.
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