what fish have i just bought? Question

Discussion in 'Loaches' started by Bobby Callaghan, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Bobby CallaghanValued MemberMember

    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?
  2. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

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

    Hillstream loach?

    Go to   - you can figure out what you have based on body shape.
  4. Bobby CallaghanValued MemberMember

    it looks like a larger version of an oto
  5. Sammyboi1993Valued MemberMember

    Possibly an algae eater?
  6. NMfishmanWell Known MemberMember

    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!
  7. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    This is the sucking loach :) although it's not truly a Loach.
  8. ElodeaWell Known MemberMember

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