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Old 12-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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hi guys i need some help to id this guy he was in my tank when i got him he's about 3-3.5" the stripe on his side changes from VERY dark to almost invisible hes a kool little guy i just wanna know what he is
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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siamese algae eater they generally lose color when they get scared or stressed. what size tank is he in?
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siamese algae eater they generally lose color when they get scared or stressed. what size tank is he in?
i have him in my 29g you sure he's an algae eater tho he beats all my other fish to the flakes at feeding time
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I would say a false SAE aka flying fox.
http://www.fishlore.com/aquariummaga...e-eater-id.htm
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Have you got another picture? On this one the middle line looks sharp and the fins looked like they have a yellow tint to them so it could be a Flying Fox!

The SAE and Flying Fox are very similar!
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Have you got another picture? On this one the middle line looks sharp and the fins looked like they have a yellow tint to them so it could be a Flying Fox!

The SAE and Flying Fox are very similar!
im sorry but no it took me weeks to get this photo of him he never sits still so usually he's just a blur
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I would say a false SAE aka flying fox.
Identifying the Siamese Algae Eater
thank you mumma for the link im pretty sure hes a flying fox after reading it
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thank you mumma for the link im pretty sure hes a flying fox after reading it
Yes, he has a gold stripe above the black and the black stripe doesn't go into the tail. He has two sets of barbels? Then you have yourself a flying fox!
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Yes, he has a gold stripe above the black and the black stripe doesn't go into the tail. He has two sets of barbels? Then you have yourself a flying fox!
cant see the gold stripe but he does have 2 sets of barbels and black doesnt go int tail
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cant see the gold stripe but he does have 2 sets of barbels and black doesnt go int tail
Yep flying fox. They like to be kept by themselves so he doesn't need any friends. He might be a bit of a bully towards your other fish. How big is he now? I think (if I remember correctly) they get to 5-6 inches.
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