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beckywhite1979 07-05-2009 05:00 AM

What sort of plec is this?
 
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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

aunt kymmie 07-05-2009 09:04 AM

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.

beckywhite1979 07-05-2009 05:06 PM

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I've managed to get a couple more pics of it. I hope they help.

aunt kymmie 07-05-2009 05:10 PM

Looks like a chinese algae eater to me. Anyone else??

jeaninel 07-05-2009 05:14 PM

Could it be a Gara Pingi? Here's a link to info:
Pingi Logsucker - Tropical Fish Forums

mwalk90 07-05-2009 08:06 PM

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.

rgs1975 07-05-2009 08:34 PM

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.

aunt kymmie 07-05-2009 10:36 PM

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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