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Pet store was "positive" it was a flying fox, but I'm thinking (and hoping) it is a SAE. What are your opinions?

 

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Yup, but if you can tell the difference you can often get them for much cheaper. Recently I was able to get 10 Denison barbs for $3 each because they though they were baby bala sharks.
Nice score! I've been looking for SAE's forever. Hard to find the real species around here it seems. These were mislabeled, but I'm hoping I got what I want!
 

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Sorry what's SAE? This is the exact same as my flying fox and I have 4 of them (good or bad?)

Best algae eaters I've ever had


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Flying foxes are a completely different fish. The black bar runs only from head to tail not into the fin. And flying foxes don't have the bar bells around the mouth, there line is solid black and doesn't not have a zigzag pattern. Otherwise almost identically look the same. There is also a silver flying fox.

Sae's, like the one shown above are commonly mis labeled as flying fox because the people who do labeling don't know or care the difference. So what you have if it is the same as in the photo above is not a flying fox, but a Siamese algae eater (sae) m
 

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Flying foxes are a completely different fish. The black bar runs only from head to tail not into the fin. And flying foxes don't have the bar bells around the mouth, there line is solid black and doesn't not have a zigzag pattern. Otherwise almost identically look the same. There is also a silver flying fox.



Sae's, like the one shown above are commonly mis labeled as flying fox because the people who do labeling don't know or care the difference. So what you have if it is the same as in the photo above is not a flying fox, but a Siamese algae eater (sae) m

Ok so it's pretty hard to tell yeah?

Mine have the black line all the way and have little feeler things each side of their mouths. Here a pic not too clear though.



Not sure what you mean by the zig zag though



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Flying foxes are a completely different fish. The black bar runs only from head to tail not into the fin. And flying foxes don't have the bar bells around the mouth, there line is solid black and doesn't not have a zigzag pattern. Otherwise almost identically look the same. There is also a silver flying fox.

Sae's, like the one shown above are commonly mis labeled as flying fox because the people who do labeling don't know or care the difference. So what you have if it is the same as in the photo above is not a flying fox, but a Siamese algae eater (sae) m
This isn't exactly correct. The flying Fox does have the black bar running through its tail and it's head. The fish without the complete bar is likely the false Siamese. The flying Fox has an additional colored bar above the black one. It's usually yellowish; and yes it is a very smooth line compared to the jagged zig zag of the SAE.
 
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