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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) 4cm

$999 CAD
SKU: 400000005201

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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) 4cm

Description

 

The Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) is a popular freshwater fish known for its algae-eating abilities. Here are some details about this fish:

  • Type: Freshwater Fish
  • Subcategory Group: Cyprinids (related to carps and minnows)

1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 75 to 79°F (24 to 26°C).

2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended, as they can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm).

Feeding Habits: Siamese Algae Eaters are omnivores. While they are known for their algae-eating habits, they should also be provided with a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: They are native to Southeast Asia and are commonly found in rivers with moderate to fast-flowing water. In an aquarium, they appreciate a well-planted environment with open swimming spaces.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Siamese Algae Eaters are generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially when establishing a hierarchy. They are known to be active swimmers and explorers. 

They are shoaling fish, meaning they prefer to be in groups. Keeping them in groups of 5 or more can help reduce stress and promote more natural behavior. 
They are not solitary; they thrive better in groups. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. While they might explore the bottom of the tank, they are not strictly bottom dwellers.

Color and Other Details: Siamese Algae Eaters are generally silver with a dark horizontal stripe running along their bodies. They have a torpedo-shaped body and a distinctive black band that runs from their head to the tail. This band becomes more prominent as they mature.

It's important to note that there is sometimes confusion between Siamese Algae Eaters and a similar-looking species called "Chinese Algae Eaters" (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri). The latter can become more aggressive and may not be as effective at controlling algae in the aquarium. Ensure you are getting the correct species for your tank.

Specifications

  • Category
    Ornamental Fish
  • Species Type
    Algae Eater
  • Water Temperature
    75°F to 79°F
  • Minimum Tank Size
    30 Gallons
  • Water pH Level
    Alkaline, Neutral
  • Habitat Preference
    Planted Tanks
  • Behaviour
    Community Fish

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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) 4cm

$999 CAD

 

The Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus) is a popular freshwater fish known for its algae-eating abilities. Here are some details about this fish:

1. Temperature: They thrive in temperatures ranging from 75 to 79°F (24 to 26°C).

2. Minimum Size Tank: A minimum tank size of 30 gallons is recommended, as they can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm).

Feeding Habits: Siamese Algae Eaters are omnivores. While they are known for their algae-eating habits, they should also be provided with a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.

Habitat Preference: They are native to Southeast Asia and are commonly found in rivers with moderate to fast-flowing water. In an aquarium, they appreciate a well-planted environment with open swimming spaces.

Water pH Level: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.

Behavior: Siamese Algae Eaters are generally peaceful but can become territorial, especially when establishing a hierarchy. They are known to be active swimmers and explorers. 

They are shoaling fish, meaning they prefer to be in groups. Keeping them in groups of 5 or more can help reduce stress and promote more natural behavior. 
They are not solitary; they thrive better in groups. They are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. While they might explore the bottom of the tank, they are not strictly bottom dwellers.

Color and Other Details: Siamese Algae Eaters are generally silver with a dark horizontal stripe running along their bodies. They have a torpedo-shaped body and a distinctive black band that runs from their head to the tail. This band becomes more prominent as they mature.

It's important to note that there is sometimes confusion between Siamese Algae Eaters and a similar-looking species called "Chinese Algae Eaters" (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri). The latter can become more aggressive and may not be as effective at controlling algae in the aquarium. Ensure you are getting the correct species for your tank.

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