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Chinese Algae Eater
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Southeast Asia
TEMPERAMENT SIZE (Inches) DIET
Beware  12  Omnivorous 
MIN. TANK SIZE TEMPERATURE (F) WATER
29 Gallons   72 - 79   pH 6.5 - 8.0 
OTHER INFORMATION

Algae Eaters are generally kept in aquariums to do just what their name suggests; to keep the tank clean of algae. They come from fast-flowing waters in Thailand and Northern India, where they use their "sucker" to attach to rocks to fight the current. Algae Eaters are territorial, as adults need their space or they will become aggressive. Young specimens are suitable for small community tanks but adults should be kept only with fish that are able to handle a nippy fish like this. Its efficiency as an algae-remover tends to diminish with maturity. This fish should not live off algae alone. Often they will eat all the algae in the tank and will be given no special feeding care and starve. Recommended foods are sinking pellets, earth worms, live foods, blanched lettuce, and of course algae and prepared algae tablets.
 

 

 

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