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Chinese Algae Eater

 

Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Common Name: Chinese Algae Eater
Size: Up to 10" (25cm) usually much smaller
Min Tank Size: 24 inches.
Habitat: Asia: Streams of Indochina and central Thailand.
Diet: Omvivorous, Algae, needs vegetable matter in addition to flakes.
Behavior: Aggressive to others of their own species and fish smaller than themselves, territorial.
Water: Temperature 75 to 78°F (25 to 28°C), pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.
Care: Needs caves or other hiding places, tend to eat less algae and more food from substrate as they age.
Communities: Younger specimens are usually ok but as they age they become more and more aggressive.
Suitability: Purchase with caution.

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