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Plumkin 04-06-2011 01:55 AM

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 :)


1077 04-06-2011 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Plumkin (Post 640544)
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 :)

YouTube - What type of fish is this?

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

SomeDudeAtHome 04-06-2011 09:30 AM

x2 ^^^

You may want to bring it to your LFS rather than risk the lives of your current fish.

aunt kymmie 04-06-2011 12:52 PM

+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.

SinCrisis 04-06-2011 03:03 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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