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post #1 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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one oto looks different

I have 3 otos and two have the same tail, but one has a much larger tail, but his body is the same size of the other two. I have heard that there is a fish that looks like the oto, but gets much larger than an oto. I was wondering if anyone knew what the fish is called, and if I got something other than an oto??
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 07:32 PM
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Can you take a picture?

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 08:29 PM
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google siamese algae eater

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post #4 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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no way for pic right now. But two have short, stubby looking tails. where the other is longer, thinner and the two ends are sortta pointy instead of rounded.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 08:49 PM
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google siamese algae eater....they have longer tails then the otto

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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His markings are exactly like the oto. His tail looks like the siamese, but markings are totally diff.
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post #7 of 10 Old 11-13-2009, 09:21 PM
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the best way we are going to be able to help you is if you can post a pic. i know you said you couldnt right now but i think it is going to be the only way...

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-14-2009, 07:43 AM
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I'm with molliefan, if you can't 100% ID them yourself with pictures from googel, please post a picture here so we can help.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-18-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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The guy at the pet store is telling me that it is an oto. But if he does start to get too big, we will just put him in the community tank we are saving for. we hope to get a 30g tank after christmas. thanks for all your help. I understand it is hard to say since i can't post a pic, but i hope to have some up soon.
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-18-2009, 01:04 PM
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maybe a zebra(cocoma) otocinclus -- if you have it, you're lucky -- they are rare.
either that or you got the other oto species affinis or macrospilus


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