Is this an oto cat or a golden algae eater??
So I went to the same little fish shop (the only one around!) I got my platys from (which 2 ended up being mollies). I asked if they had any oto cats, and she told me there was only one in currently, but more would be coming in next week. I know they need to be in groups, but I decided to pick this one up while I was there and get the others next week. It didn't look like an oto cat, but she said it was a different coloration but definitely an oto. I have had it about a week and it is doing wonderful and has done an incredible job on the brown algae issue in the tank!!
But then I started looking at pictures of otos and realized that it really doesn't look like one at all. In fact, it looks quite a bit like a gold algae eater. What do you all think? Is this in fact just a yellow oto cat? Or is it a golden algae eater? If so, will I need to bring it back? (I only have a 29 gallon tank). It is about 2 inches long, has a silver belly and is very active--swims and searches for algae non stop!! Thanks for your help!
Yes thats a gold algea eater. They're known to be aggressive with age, so I would return it.
Darn, I thought so. What age do they generally start getting aggressive? I am beginning to get annoyed with this LFS, this is the third fish they have sold me with the wrong name!!
Thanks for your help!!
Yea not even close to an oto I would return them and make some serious complaints if they don't even know what fish they are selling.
I agree I have never heard of a golden oto?I googled it and this is what I got for a golden oto:
and this is a link to a golden algae eater:
yeah golden CAE. Otos don't come in a golden coloration.
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