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S.a.e
May 5, 2010
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dekker
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here is my s.a.e

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May 5, 2010
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isn't that a flying fox?

May 6, 2010
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QUOTE (Malti @ May 5 2010, 09:28 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
isn't that a flying fox?

Nope. It is one of the fish that is covered by the catch all common name of Siamese Algae Eater.

May 6, 2010
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Looks like Crossocheilus to me - flying foxes generally have colour in the fins, SAE do not. The band on SAE also continues through the caudal fin while on the flying fox it stops at the base of the caudal peduncle, so a shot of the tail would help.

Love these fish, great algae eaters when they are young but grumpy and stop eating algae when they get old.

Great pic Dekker.

May 6, 2010
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QUOTE (Chris Green @ May 6 2010, 09:17 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. It is one of the fish that is covered by the catch all common name of Siamese Algae Eater.

here S.A.E is generally this DSCF5311.jpgImage Enlarger

but we get FF and others aswell

May 6, 2010
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I've seen that usually labelled as CAE here - chinese algae eater.

May 6, 2010
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QUOTE (Bluedave @ May 6 2010, 09:33 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've seen that usually labelled as CAE here - chinese algae eater.

you brits do everything different  /laugh.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="Laugh" border="0" alt="laugh.gif" />

nice fish, grow quite big, but then become aggressive

May 6, 2010
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All evidence that traders and buyers should not rely on common names for fish. These can vary from shop to shop, let alone country to country. Wherever possible we should use the proper scientific name. Even if not the current valid one it is a better start to correct ID.

The fish you refer to in your picture, Malti, as SAE are Gyrinocheilus aymoneri. Most books label them as Chinese or Indian Algae Eater.

May 6, 2010
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Would agree with Chris that it is important to use the scientific name to stop this sort of mis-identification.

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