No he's definitely no algae eater.
I'll have a picture up later. I remember the LFS
guy called it a Butterfly plec; maybe I misheard but he is absolutely not that.
He is essentially about one inch long, has dark brown skin with tiny yellow spots on him. He has very little in the way of finage. He tapers from a thick head to a thin pointy tail - like a teardrop shape. LFS
man said he wouldn't grow very big and I explained the tank I was putting him into and what purpose I wanted him to serve.
I don't believe that he would BS me because I have a good working relationship with him, so I dunno. best description I can give without a picture for now.