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Siamese algae eater - Crossocheilus siamensis

Siamese algae eater - Crossocheilus siamensis

Scientific name: Crossocheilus siamensis

Common name: Siamese algae eater

Family: Cyprinidae

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)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

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 from The second picture was provided by pitugo.

Siamese algae eater Siamese algae eater, picture 2

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