Pleco? Sucker Fish.

  1. W

    WhiteRabbit87 Initiate 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.
     

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  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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




  3. b

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    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?
     
  4. scarface

    scarface Well Known Member Member

    Gyrinocheilus aymonieri, commonly know as Chinese Algae Eater.
     
  5. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Doesn't have the top shape of an Chinese eater.
     
  6. b

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    (image taken from Animal-world)
    They look similar
     

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  7. C

    Coptapia Member Member

    Sucking 'Loach' ( not a Loach) aka
    'Chinese' (not Chinese) Algae Eater
     
  8. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    Garra rufa ?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    W

    WhiteRabbit87 Initiate Member

    [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. "