Does anybody know what kind of fish this is?

Zack cloutier

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Can anybody ID this fish? My brother has owned it for 5+ years its about 4-5 inches long and is semi aggressive. Will eat small fish. He bought it as a leaf fish but it doesnt look like any leaf fish ive ever seen lol. It has armour like scales, giant eyes, body is a dark brown with lighter almost redish fins. He has had it in a few tanks, some without heaters with the water around 60 degrees. Hes lived with SA and CA cichlid and always held his own. He’s currently thriving in a planted tank with fish all smaller then him. We’ve both looked online and cant find anything that resembles it. Anybody know what it is?

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Initially looks kingslaye.
 
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Zack cloutier

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Right i thought climbing perch too but i feel like the shape of the head is different? Idk though im far from an expert lol thats why i came here!
 
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