05-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Something we all have to learn, is to fully research any fish before we acquire it. Sadly, stores are not always fully knowledgeable--or some just don't care. What starts out as a "small" fish can get to be a real problem.
From your description, you may have been sold Oto Catfish, which are harmless; or it might have been one of the Chinese Algae Eater or Siamese Algae Eater, both of which get large and certainly have problems. Click the names for the profile with info and photos.
We have a profile section with info on most all fish you are likely to commonly see in stores. Please research first, it can save you a lot of grief later.
Hi Byron and Jeff, I have looked and they are oto catfish. They are just over an inch long. They love algae though! Our plants tonight are very green!!
The shop I go to are extremely knowledgeable and are very well known and respected in my area. They are called Maidenhead Aquatics and I have much faith in them as they don't just sell fish to anyone without checking properly that they will go into the right tank etc.
I like the otos though, they are quite cute as far as cute goes for fish! I can also spend hours watching the shrimps scavenging through the gravel!!!! Much pleasure.
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