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Old 09-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Identify this fish please

Hi all, was out for a meal this Eve with my girlfriend, the pub had a nice tank with this cool little guy in it.

I'm probably being stupid but I didn't recognise it.
Anyone?

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Old 09-21-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Strange. Is that like a suckerfish mouth on it?
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yes it is, it was up and down the glass like mad at times eating algae
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #4
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Maybe some species of otocinclus?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:08 PM   #5
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Possibly, but I that wasn't what I was thinking. I keep oto's, this fish was larger, much more rounded in body.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #6
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Could it be like a large Chinese algae eater or maybe some sort of Loach?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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Looks like a Chinese algae eater. Most are smaller when you see them in stores. Nasty fish. :P
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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Hi all, was out for a meal this Eve with my girlfriend, the pub had a nice tank with this cool little guy in it.

I'm probably being stupid but I didn't recognise it.
Anyone?
Could it be a garra species?
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #9
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It's a Chinese algae eater. Really nasty species
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:50 PM   #10
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chinese algae eater the gray color that is nowhere close to an otocinclus hahaha
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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To be fair, there are multiple species of otocinclus and some look quite different from one another.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:48 PM   #12
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Agree, a CAE
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #13
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Yeah i'm nowhere near an expert on otos and other algae eaters :p
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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Dang thats the biggest one I have ever seen.
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lol, looks like he ate a banger, aka sausage from the pub!
That baby is fat as a toad!
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:17 AM   #16
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Chinese algae eaters get quite large actually
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Chinese algae eaters get quite large actually
I have only seen 2" CAE, that thing is chubby.
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Its said they can actually reach 10 inches. I've never personally seen one that big but they do get pretty good sized!
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