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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)

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Our Guide To Keeping Siamese Algae Eater Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Crossocheilus oblongus
    • Common name: Siamese Algae Eater
    • Family: Cyprinidae
    • Origin: Southeast Asia
    • Adult length: Up to 15 cm (6 inches)
    • Lifespan: 5 to 10 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters appreciate a tank with plenty of swimming space and areas to explore.
    • Provide hiding spots and plants to mimic their natural habitat, as well as open areas for swimming.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters thrive in water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5 and a temperature between 24 to 26°C (75 to 79°F).
    • They prefer well-oxygenated water with moderate to high flow.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Use a filter that provides moderate to high flow to maintain good water quality and simulate their natural environment.
  5. Diet:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are primarily herbivores and enjoy algae as a staple part of their diet.
    • Offer them high-quality sinking algae wafers and fresh vegetables like zucchini and cucumber.
    • They may also consume small invertebrates and prepared foods, but algae should form the majority of their diet.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are peaceful community fish and can be kept with a variety of tank mates.
    • They may be territorial towards their own kind, so it's best to keep them singly or in small groups with ample space.
    • Compatible tank mates include other peaceful community fish like tetras, rasboras, danios, and peaceful cichlids.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are active and social fish that enjoy swimming in groups.
    • They are excellent algae eaters and can help control algae growth in the aquarium.
    • Ensure adequate hiding spots and swimming space to reduce aggression, especially if keeping multiple Siamese Algae Eaters.

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