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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis)

The Siamese Algae Eater fish or Crossocheilus siamensis is a great addition to a community freshwater aquarium. This fish is quite small, it only grows to about 3-1/2" in total length. These fish are peaceful loners that tend to stay by themselves. Water temperatures of 75-79° F and a PH level of 6.5-7.0 is recommended for this fish. The Siamese Algae Eater fish gets its name from the fact that it will eat algae right off of live plant leaves. Besides the algae it consumes, this fish is has an omnivore diet that can consist of bloodworms, pellets or flake foods. Also known as the Siamese Flying Fox, this fish helps clean your tank and is fun to watch due to its active nature.


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