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"Gara Ping-Ping" (Yes, it's a fish!)

Posted By: Jonas <jonaszverunis@hotmail.com>
Date: Saturday, 25 May 2002, at 9:58 p.m.

They have them @ the LFS. They're being sold as a South East Asian CW Algae eater... The only other info they have is that they grow to 10" & "are perfect for ponds".

Does anyone know anything else about them?

To describe them, I'd say that they're colored an Olive Green & Silver on top, Silver on the bottom with black stripes on the rear of the body, culminating in a black spot in front of the tail with clear fins & Red eyes. They're shaped like CAEs, SAEs, & Flying Foxes, but have relatively large, noticable scales (that are OD on the edges above the lateral line). They have a suckermouth-but also barbels like a Loach or Catfish...