Originally Posted by shinybetta
That is a chinese algea eater. They can get large (over 1/2 a foot) and suck your fishes slime coat, eventually killing them from diseases. My neighbor lost multiple goldfish to this menace. I wouldn't put anything but small fast moving fish with it.
Yep, def a Chinese Algae Eater. I have only one with my pleco in my goldfish tank. I am very lucky this one does not cause harm to my goldfish. She follows the pleco around most of the day plus I feed them very well.
I did have one in the past that I had in my 55gal goldfish tank. It was a mean little thing and cause so much dress to my Black Moor he got multiple issues. He had to be treated for 3 weeks and his tail was a wreck.
Its sucks that those fish are like that cause they do an awesome job at cleaning >.<
And wow! I have never heard of them getting that big. Mine is about 3inches and I have had it for a year.