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post #11 of 28 Old 09-17-2012, 10:08 PM
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THe only plecs I've seen recently in Qc called Chinese/Hong Kong or Asian algae eaters are the Hill Stream loaches



I've never seen another type of catfish called a Chinese algae eater.

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post #12 of 28 Old 09-18-2012, 11:37 AM
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The Chinese Algae Eater is a cyprinid, so it's not a catfish. It does kinda suck on the walls though I think.

when you google "golden sucking catfish" you get both the CAE and a type of loach it seems. it's hard to know what he's got.

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post #13 of 28 Old 09-18-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Here's the best photo I have - Golden Sucking Catfish

Have been told it may be a Golden Algae Eater
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post #14 of 28 Old 09-18-2012, 08:46 PM
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looks like a chinese algae eater to me

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post #15 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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looks like a chinese algae eater to me
It looks exactly like that.

I found that it was chasing my platies and tetras I have in my tank this morning during feeding time. I removed it from the tank and my wife is currently trading it for a Bristlenose at the LFS we got it from.
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post #16 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 08:06 PM
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ahh, fabulous. I got my bn pleco when he was tiny, and he sure has grown in the 4 months i had him!

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post #17 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
That is the only thing I am now concerned about, the maximum length they grow to
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post #18 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 08:28 PM
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i believe five or six inches is max, many stay around four inches

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post #19 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
If mine got that big, I would definitely need to upgrade the tank
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post #20 of 28 Old 09-19-2012, 08:39 PM
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how big is your tank? They'll do alright in 20 gallons

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