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Just picked this guy up from pet culture. can anyone help ID him?

SAE or flying fox or false SAE?

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It's crossocheilus atrilimes not crossocheilus siamensis. True crossocheilus siamensis no longer exist in the hobby. Most common crossocheilus under the trade of siamese algae eater are crossocheilus atrilimes, crossocheilus langei and crossocheilus oblungus.

Other crossocheilus under the trade name of siamese algae eater are crossocheilus nigriloba and crossocheilus citripinnis.
 

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wow thanks for the expert advise. so the one that i should be looking for is crossocheilus langei?
 

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If you want a SAE that eats black beard algae then go for C. Langei. They usually have a much longer pointer snout and thinner body as well as a black mark on the anus area. C. Atrilimes will eat algae but not always as they prefer to eat mosses, soft plants or newly sprouted leaf. Only C. Langei and C. Oblongus are the ones that eats black beard algae but C. Oblungus are hard to find.
 

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Crossochelius reticulatus is a better BBA and hair algae eater.

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Stuart


Tankful in Vancouver!
 

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anyone know where i can get a Crossochelius reticulatus (silver flying fox)?
 

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Mr Pets on Commercial drive has some if your in Vancouver.

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