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What sort of plec is this?
Old 07-05-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
 
Question What sort of plec is this?

I've been trying to identify my plec, and I can't place it among the lists of 'smaller' plecs on this and other sites, which worries me a tad. I just want to know what I've got on my hands, how big I can expect it to grow, and how long I've got before it's potentially bursting out of the tank (only 35 litre)

Please would people have a look and give their opinions?

Thanks
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:04 AM   #2
 
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It looks like a juvenile chinese algae eater to me.
IF it's a CAE (of which I'm not actually sure) you'll need to rehome it as it'll grow much too large for a 35l.

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Old 07-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #3
 
I've managed to get a couple more pics of it. I hope they help.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:10 PM   #4
 
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Looks like a chinese algae eater to me. Anyone else??
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:14 PM   #5
 
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Could it be a Gara Pingi? Here's a link to info:
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #6
 
Looks more like a CAE. On the pingi it has kind of an indentation on the head between the nostrils and eyes. The CAE is smooth and your pictures looks like its just smooth.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
 
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CAE's can get almost a foot long. It will eventually grow to be too big for your 10 gallon-ish tank. It'll take some time though. It'll be fine in your tank for quite a while.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:36 PM   #8
 
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Too bad, IF it's not a Garra pingi pingi. I just read up on them and they sound like a very cool (and rare) fish.
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