what fish have i just bought?

Bobby Callaghan

I can not find the fish I have just bought on any lists. I was told at the pet store that it is a sucking loach and he will keep my tank clean and that he will reach 20cm. But what is it?


a pic would help allot....check out some clown loaches in the meantime on google to see if it might be those


Hillstream loach?

Go to loaches - you can figure out what you have based on body shape.

Bobby Callaghan

it looks like a larger version of an oto


Possibly an algae eater?


My dad used to have these giant otocinclus, they looked just like the normal otos but about 4 inches long. They are not related at all, just look similar and were the best algae eaters I have ever seen. This maybe what you have maybe, but I have never seen these fish again and there is very little info on them.
pics would really help!


This is the sucking loach although it's not truly a Loach.


Seeing from the name, I have a very bad feeling that it's a Chinese Algae Eater, which is not a true loach.

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