What is this fish?

SharkBait91

Got some fish today free and not sure what this is. I was thinking a Chinese algae eater but he's like 4 to 6 inches long.
 

jinjerJOSH22

I think that's a Chinese Algae Eater.
 

SharkBait91

I think that's a Chinese Algae Eater.
He's so big. Crazy. I'm gonna have to give him up though. From what I remember he will eat my guppies.
 

Crispii

Agree with jinjerJOSH22. It's a Chinese algae eater.
 

jinjerJOSH22

He's so big. Crazy. I'm gonna have to give him up though. From what I remember he will eat my guppies.
According to what I read they can roughly double that size, don't know how true that is.
 

Momgoose56

According to what I read they can roughly double that size, don't know how true that is.
Nope. Not Chinese Algae eater (thank your stars for that!) I just found this website that has pics of the 4 algae eaters: Chinese, Siamese, Flying Fox and Cambodian Logsucker (false Flying fox) that are frequently mistaken for each other.
He looks like the Logsucker to me. They can get up to about 6 inches!
https://aquanswers.com/wp-content/u...foxfish-vs-chinese-algae-eater-difference.jpg
And this site says your Guppys are in no danger from him
 

jinjerJOSH22

Nope. Not Chinese Algae eater (thank your stars for that!) I just found this website that has pics of the 4 algae eaters: Chinese, Siamese, Flying Fox and Cambodian Logsucker (false Flying fox) that are frequently mistaken for each other.
He looks like the Logsucker to me. They can get up to about 6 inches!
https://aquanswers.com/wp-content/u...foxfish-vs-chinese-algae-eater-difference.jpg
I think you might be right. The link doesn't work for me but the CAE looks like it has a freckling down it's lateral line where the log sucker doesn't.
 

Anthony1976

It’s a nice looking fish nonetheless.
 

Momgoose56

I think you might be right. The link doesn't work for me but the CAE looks like it has a freckling down it's lateral line where the log sucker doesn't.
Here's a better link. Scroll down through the article and there's a good drawing of the 4 algae eaters to compare
What to Know Before Purchasing a Siamese Algae Eater
 

jinjerJOSH22

Here's a better link. Scroll down through the article and there's a good drawing of the 4 algae eaters to compare
What to Know Before Purchasing a Siamese Algae Eater
It seems very obvious looking at that 100% right good catch.
 

Momgoose56

It seems very obvious looking at that 100% right good catch.
So, luckee! You got a really nice free fish that won't eat your guppys!
 

SharkBait91

Nope. Not Chinese Algae eater (thank your stars for that!) I just found this website that has pics of the 4 algae eaters: Chinese, Siamese, Flying Fox and Cambodian Logsucker (false Flying fox) that are frequently mistaken for each other.
He looks like the Logsucker to me. They can get up to about 6 inches!
https://aquanswers.com/wp-content/u...foxfish-vs-chinese-algae-eater-difference.jpg
And this site says your Guppys are in no danger from him
That does look like him. Cool! Thanks!

So, luckee! You got a really nice free fish that won't eat your guppys!
This town is full of people giving free fish tanks and fish away. Almost everything I got was free. Literally only paid for food because I wanted better quality and paid for bristnose places and blue mystery snails lol everything else I got free. I'm about to add more decor to my tank. I'll post pics soon.
 

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