So I bought a buddy for my Betta's tank. I also bought him a new heater, filter, tank and decorations as his other tank had a really nasty bacteria of some sort in that I could not get rid of. Pet store and I think it was the food he was eating and what was being left over.
SO. We bought him an algae eater/bottom sucker, whatever you may call them. He sticks to the side of the tank and floats at the bottom, and is very fast. I thought he was called a pleco, I just told the lady I want a fish to eat the leftovers at the bottom. And she gave me this guy.
As you can see he is very ninja, so it was difficult to get a picture of him. He has a green-brown coloured body, with a black stripe down the back. He has a few black dots near his tail. I am not quite sure what he is. I have googled and thought maybe he was a Chinese Algae Eater, which is kind of concerning to me since apparently they grow to a foot long (and my tank is a 5 gallon, way too small).
Any help figuring out what this guy is would be really helpful. Will he survive souly on the leftovers from my betta? And if it is a fish that grows large, will I have to bring him back? I do want to buy a bigger tank eventually (thinking 25 gallon). Would he fit in that? THANK YOU!