Siamese Algae Eater



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The Siamese Algae Eater is a great fish for the community aquarium. The Siamese Algae Eater is also known as the Siamese Flying Fox. Ignoring other species, this fish tends to stay by himself.

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.


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Johnny February 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm

every freshwater tank needs an algae eater to help keep the tank clean naturally. I’ve kept this fish along with the other popular algae eater Oto-cats and i prefer the otos just my personal preference.

they’ll eat the algae off the leaves or side of the tank. really funny to watch them.

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