Siamese algae eater - Crossocheilus siamensis
Scientific name: Crossocheilus siamensis
Common name: Siamese algae eater
Usual size in fish tanks: 13 - 16 cm (5.12 - 6.3 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 27 °C (73.4 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: East Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Granules, algae, small worms, larvae, beef heart, vegetables and flakes sometimes. Flakes will be eaten if only you have planted aquarium where plants grow from bottom to top levels, so that fish will easily find flakes or other food.
Unknown. Let us know if you’re more experienced than we are.
Same as above.
Siamese algae eaters should live about 4-5 years in home aquariums.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk. The second picture was provided by pitugo.