X25 Chinese Algae Eaters (Gyrinocheilos Aymonieri) Sml/Med


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Approx 1"-2" Each
Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions: 74-79° F, KH 8-10, pH 6.8-7.4
Max. Size: 10"
Color Form: Tan, Yellow
Diet: Herbivore
The Chinese algae eater is commonly offered for sale in local pet shops but is probably not the best choice for most tanks. As juveniles Chinese Algae Eaters perform their job of eating algae with gusto but as they mature they may eat algae less and become very territorial. As they mature they may also start to affix themselves to the sides of larger flat bodied tank mates (such as Angelfish) and they will damage the scales of their victims.
The Chinese algae eater can sometimes jump out of tanks so you will need a good hood with no escape points.
Just like other tropical fish, place your fish in a quarantine tank for a few weeks for monitoring before introducing them into your main tank.A minimum of a 30-gallon aquarium is recommended with plenty of plants, rocks, and driftwood for hiding. It can handle different water conditions but water quality should remain constant to avoid stress. In smaller community tanks the Chinese Algae Eater will defend its territory. This species of algae eater can become aggressive when they become full grown.


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