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Old 12-06-2005, 10:14 AM   #1
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Miss- ID'd fish? Chinese algae eater or Gold algae eater?

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My fish can be located here:

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This is a picture i took a month ago (or so)

I look online for chinese algae eaters and lo and behold... they're brown. So i finally found a fish that resembles mine:

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...cfm?pCatId=938

Is this REALLY what my "chinese algae eater" is? Did Big AL's screw up? Its sad that its taken me almost a year to notice... and it WOULD explain why it attacked my cherry barbs almost regularly (i moved them to my 44 gallon when i got it) Now its just the frog, My "chinese algae eater" and 6 neon tetra's.
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:46 AM   #2
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It's not bothering the tetras, but it attacked the cherry barbs?
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Yeah, it's quite weird. I've NEVER seen it even notice the tetra's. But it would regularly chase the cherries across the tank 3 or 4 times before it gave up. It stressed one out (the smaller of the 2 barbs) and eventually it went belly up, i had one for a while then bought 2 more smaller guys.

It also doesn't care about my frog. Nor did it care about my clown loach when it was in there. Odd eh?
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:59 AM   #4
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LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:23 PM   #5
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This is a CAE



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Bah. I'll have to wait until i get home. The proxy at my work blocked that image because its from "girlnextdoor.tv" ...

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(from the popular movie starring elisa cuthbert!!!!)

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a Golden Algae Eater is the albino form of a Chinese Algae Eater... they are the same fish.
Thier aggression, which increases with age, is usually against "flat" sided fish.
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So they will both eat BBA?
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They do not eat bba. SAEs do (Siamese Algae Eater).
Florida Flagfish will also eat bba. These are the only 2 known species that do to my knowledge.
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I have a CAE that is gold. The gold is a variant.
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They do not eat bba. SAEs do (Siamese Algae Eater).
Florida Flagfish will also eat bba. These are the only 2 known species that do to my knowledge.
I can attest to this. But beware of keeping the CAE with an SAE. Mine treats it as his mortal enemy. Must be some kinda species superiority thing or something!
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Alright, Now i just gotta get a SAE. :-(
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Also, my peacful Rainbow Shark hated the GAE (CAE) and would go berzerko whenever he saw him... massively diplaying.
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I had an algae eater that was half cae brown and half gold when I bought it but is now all gold. SAE are more peaceful and do a great job, but they are often mislabeled and so you may end up with an aggressive Flying Fox that will pick on other fish and not eat algae. Florida-flag fish do a good job with BBA also but they can be mean to smaller fish, especially when they get older, and when spawning-they are very protective parents.
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