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  • #300697

    dekker
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    here is my s.a.e

    dekker

    Attached files

    #317720

    Malti
    Participant

    isn’t that a flying fox?

    #317744

    Chris Green
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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.

    #317745

    Bluedave
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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.

    #317747

    Malti
    Participant

    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 but we get FF and others aswell

    #317748

    Bluedave
    Participant

    I’ve seen that usually labelled as CAE here – chinese algae eater.

    #317750

    Malti
    Participant

    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 differentĀ 

    #317759

    Chris Green
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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.

    #317760

    Bluedave
    Participant

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

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