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