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post #1 of 5 Old 04-06-2011, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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What is this fish ?

I got this fish because it wasn't in a good home and i thought was adorable is very skinny and looks boney its a type of sucker fish I would like to know more about it I only took it in without knowing because if i didnt it would die and I know I could give it a great home :)


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-06-2011, 03:08 AM
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I got this fish because it wasn't in a good home and i thought was adorable is very skinny and looks boney its a type of sucker fish I would like to know more about it I only took it in without knowing because if i didnt it would die and I know I could give it a great home :)

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Looks like gold or albino chinese algae eater to me.
Not a very nice communtiy fish, they become increasingly aggressive as they mature which could cause damage and or stress to other tank inhabitant's

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-06-2011, 10:30 AM
x2 ^^^

You may want to bring it to your LFS rather than risk the lives of your current fish.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-06-2011, 01:52 PM
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+3. As they get older they are well known to attach to other fish and feed off of the slime coat. Not good if you are the fish getting de-slimed.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-06-2011, 04:03 PM
yum yum, slime coat... Definitely an albino CAS, they do a great job when young, terrible when old. They can also get quite big.

It would probably be a good idea to return him, giving him a good home might be at the expense of giving your other fish a bad home...
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