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Unidentified loach/(eel?)

Posted By: Ryark <miricle_childe@hotmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, 30 September 2003, at 1:43 a.m.

I'm having trouble identifying this fish. It was given to a friend as a "pleco." When I told her it was NOT a pleco but I didn't know what it WAS, she didn't want it. So I tossed it in with my clown loaches in a 55 gal. mbuna tank. Hopefully it'll survive the cichlids. Could someone please help me identify this fish? The closest-looking loach I could find was the Yo-yo loach.

It is approx. 3 1/2 inches long and has 6 barbels. Here are the best photos I could get of it: