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PocketBoy
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)13:32    Post subject: Help IDing please Reply with quote

I went to my LFS the other day and came across a tank that had, what looked like little sting-rays. However, the tank was a FW aquarium and the little 1.5'' guys had heads that resembled plecos. They were labeled 'chinese algae eaters' but that's not what they were.

Any ideas on what it was?

quick description - cross between a pleco and a sting-ray.
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DF Bobo
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a chinese hillstream loach, which has a flat body with some resemblence to a pleco and has "chinese" in most of it's common names.

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that fish is not commonly called chinese algae eater. the fish that is usually sold under that name is this fish
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)14:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guess it is the chinese hillstream loach. I saw other photos of them.. ones that look less like a loach.

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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, how do you think one of these guys would hold up with a colony of convicts???

I'm guessing, not so well...
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