Pleco? Sucker Fish.

WhiteRabbit87

Member
Please help me identify this fish. It stays in this treestump and only let me take a picture of his face. It's about 5 inches. It's brown in color and doesn't have a very big (dorsel?) fin. So it just looks long and smooth. I can't find anything like it on websites showing common plecos. It likes to suck on the aquarium side sometimes. I know it's a sucker fish. It also it very weird about colored rocks/decoration gems. It aggressively moves them all the way to the other side of the tank in a pile, away from it's stump. It shares the 20 gallon tank with one tiger barb. The tiger barb killed the other tiger barbs and the corycats but doesn't bully the pleco. I know you can't tell much from the photo but my tank light is out and he doesn't like to come out.
 

Sarah73

Member
Need better photos. Also why did you have cories with barbs. That's a big no no
 

Bryangar

Member
WhiteRabbit87 said:
Please help me identify this fish. It stays in this treestump and only let me take a picture of his face. It's about 5 inches. It's brown in color and doesn't have a very big (dorsel?) fin. So it just looks long and smooth. I can't find anything like it on websites showing common plecos. It likes to suck on the aquarium side sometimes. I know it's a sucker fish. It also it very weird about colored rocks/decoration gems. It aggressively moves them all the way to the other side of the tank in a pile, away from it's stump. It shares the 20 gallon tank with one tiger barb. The tiger barb killed the other tiger barbs and the corycats but doesn't bully the pleco. I know you can't tell much from the photo but my tank light is out and he doesn't like to come out.
Is it possible to get a picture of the whole fish? It’s pretty difficult to identify him with just his face.
Is it possible its a Chinese algae eater?
 

goldface

Member

Sarah73

Member
scarface said:
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri, commonly know as Chinese Algae Eater.
Doesn't have the top shape of an Chinese eater.
 

Bryangar

Member
Sarah73 said:
Doesn't have the top shape of an Chinese eater.
( taken from Animal-world)
They look similar
 

Coptapia

Member
Sucking 'Loach' ( not a Loach) aka
'Chinese' (not Chinese) Algae Eater
 

DoubleDutch

Member
Garra rufa ?
 
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WhiteRabbit87

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[QUOTE="why did you have cories with barbs. That's a big no no[/QUOTE]
Did not realize they were so aggressive. Corys were my favorite. I was sad.

Thanks for everyones input. I think it looks like "chinese algae eater. "
 

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