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    I was told it was a loach but not sure and algea eater.

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    It looks like a a pepper cory to me
     
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    That's a common plecostomus, I'd say. Very young.
     
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    I tend to agree with @SalmonAfrica ...

    Certainly does not look like any loach or cory I have ever seen.
    The head/mouth is not of a cory

    Looks like a pleco to me
     
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    Wow ok thanks it's about 3cm now.
     
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    Does it need driftwood so far it attached it self to my heater?
     
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    They might occasionally rasp on driftwood, which can be beneficial as a supplement, but not absolutely required. For example, I've seen huge specimens grow up without driftwood, but be sure to include some vegetable roughage in the diet otherwise.

    Keep an eye out if it's sitting on the heater too much. Fish can burn themselves on the equipment, so look for signs of scalding.
     
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    Okay I keep an eye on it, and stick a piece of driftwood for it and see if move away form the heater
     
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    Hopefully the wood takes him away from the heater but if he insists, as @SalmonAfrica mentioned, watch for burns
    If you see any signs of injury, you can get heater covers from most LFS's.
    I cant give you an exact price but they are not expensive as I used to use them before transferring my heaters to my internal filters
     
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    So I have found a new home for him and swap it for bristlenose can I fit 2 in a 2ft till my 3ft up and running
     
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    I think that was a good decision.... Glad you did it.
    The bristlenose are too cute, very busy and stay at an acceptable size for your tank
     
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    Thanks I was a bit sad about giving the other one away, but I definitely want trust the pet at the fish department where it came from. I agree there so cute.
     

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