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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis)
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Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting: Moderate
Water Conditions: 75-79° F, KH 5-10, pH 6.5-7.0
Max. Size: 6"
Color Form: Black, White
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: India, Indonesia, Thailand
Family: Cyprinidae

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The Siamese Algae Eater is a great fish for the community aquarium. It prefers a planted aquarium with many broad-leaved plants on which it can rest on. It also requires these plants and rocks for grazing algae. This species can be kept with a variety of tank mates including more passive community fish.

Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Siamese Algae Eater have not been documented.

An omnivore, the Siamese Algae Eater is not a particularly finicky eater, and is the ideal candidate for eating algae off of live plant leaves. Ideal foods should consist of a high quality flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms or tubifex, and pelleted foods, as well as vegetable-based foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 2-1/2"


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