Siamese Algae Eater - Crossocheilus siamensis

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Siamese Algae Eater - Crossocheilus siamensis

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Scientific Name: Crossocheilus siamensis

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Approximate purchase size:

Approximately 5cm

How easy are they to care for?
Peaceful and easy to care for fish, perfect for the beginner aquarist.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
They originated from Southeast Asia, including Thailand and Malaysia.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Siamese Algae Eaters are active and social creatures that will do well in both large groups, and when kept alone. 

What water conditions do they require?
Temperatures should range between 24-26°C, while pH should be between 6.5 - 8. This species will do well in most well-maintained tanks but is best-suited to a set-up designed to resemble a flowing river or stream, with a substrate of variably-sized rocks, gravel.

What should you feed them?
Can be fed a variety of flake, frozen, freeze dried and live foods for a varied diet. Sinking foods like pellets are a great choice as they’re more likely to fall past fish higher up in the tank. Please note sometimes Siamese Algae Eaters will stop eating algae in favour of the other foods you give them if being fed too much.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Siamese Algae Eaters are peaceful and rarely aggressive fish perfect for a community fish tank. However, they’re quite energetic and swim around quickly, which means they might disturb and unsettle any calmer species.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Tank breeding is unheard of.