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I think the golden algae eater is a morph of a CAE. I had 20 of them at
one time. Lost 2 but the rest did well in my planted tank. Limited algae
eating ability. Hostile to their own kind. Need a big tank.
At 03:48 AM 12/13/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 10:37:50 +0800
>From: "Joo Tan" <zoologist at mailcity_com>
>Subject: Re :golden (yellow) sucker mouth algae eater
>Bout this sucker mouth algae eater, could it be the golden varieties of
>Ottos? Since the fish was described as looking like a SAE but behave like
>an Otto, it makes me felt a bit confused. But from the first impression
>of the name, golden sucker mouth algae eater, the first thing I thought of
>is the golden Ottos.
>Over here in Kuala Lumpur(KL), Ottos are labelled as algae eater by the
>LFS. I don't know bout you guys elsewhere but over here in KL, we got the
>golden varieties of Ottos. The LFS sells the normal dirt colored and
>golden varieties in 2-3 inches(golden varieties are harder to get). As
>for the smaller sized, 1-1.5 inches, they are being sold only with the
>normal dirt colored varieties. A month ago, I bought 6 of the smaller
>sized and 2 died. 2 weeks later after I bought those fellas, 2 of them
>changed colour to golden. I've asked the people in the LFS, they said the
>Ottos come in 2 colors. I've just got myself another 6 bigger sized
>normal colored Ottos, wonder if they will change color later on.
>I wonder if anybody know of the golden Ottos as all the Ottos info in the
>web does not say anything bout the golden varieties.
>tropical KL, Malaysia
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