Siamese Algae Eater - Group of 6
Siamese Algae Eater is a great beginner fish and even better at grazing on algae, including the dreaded black beard algae. The fish has a long and narrow body in hues of gray, silver, and green. Its body also has a distinctive black stripe running from the head to the tail.
Siamese Algae Eater Care Guide
In the wild, Siamese Algae Eaters are widely distributed in Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia. They are found in small rivers and streams with lots of plants. They belong to the Cyprinidae family. They are very popular aquarium fish as they are peaceful, easy to care for, help control algae in the aquarium, and are very active throughout the day, providing a constant source of entertainment. They are social fish and should be kept in groups.
|Max Size:||5 inches|
|Water:||70 - 82 F; pH 6 - 8|
|Living Zone:||Bottom and Middle|
|Temperament:||Peaceful and Social|
The ideal aquarium for Siamese Algae Eater would recreate parts of their natural habitat and include live aquarium plants, driftwood, and provide open space for them to swim. However, while the plants will make them feel more at home, they have no special requirements or difficulty adjusting to most aquarium conditions. They will accept all types of fish foods, including flakes and pellets. And they are especially good at grazing on algae, keeping the aquarium plants and decorations clean.
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All 6 fish arrived alive and active. Lost one overnight in quarantine tank and 1 other the next day. Other 4 did fine and are in their new tank helping eat the algae. Not bad for fish shipped from NY to FL !