Are These True Siamese Algae Eaters?

Tsin21

Member
I'm a bit familiar with the general difference between adult SAE & flying fox, so when I saw these at the LFS last night, I didn't pass up the chance and got six of them. But the thing is, these are juveniles (about 1 inch) and the lfs owner told me that they are labeled flying fox in the shipping box (from Indonesia). Hopefully I made the right choice.
chromedome52 can you help me ID these fish.





 

DarkOne

Member
SAEs.
 

86 ssinit

Member
Yes sae. Funny thing when I was a kid sae were called flying foxes. They were the Algae eater you wanted. Chinese algae eaters were referred to as sae and you didn’t want them.
 

DoubleDutch

Member
86 ssinit said:
Yes sae. Funny thing when I was a kid sae were called flying foxes. They were the Algae eater you wanted. Chinese algae eaters were referred to as sae and you didn’t want them.
They still are callwd that way !
 

DarkOne

Member
PetCo carries them as Siamese Flying Fox. I think PetSmart does as well. Both get them from Segrest Farms.
 

86 ssinit

Member
Here in the states it’s changed. Why I don’t know. But that's why the wholesaler had them advertised as flying foxes. Probably came from overseas.
 

DoubleDutch

Member
Easy to ID from the Indian Flying Fox (which won't be sold at Petco's)
 

Wickedfun

Member
Looks like SAE to me. For real flying foxes have color in their fins I believe.
 
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Tsin21

Member
Thanks for the replies, good thing that I made the right decision.
 

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