Siamese Algae Eater (lat. Crossocheilus oblongus) is a fish of the Cyprinidae family. It is often called SAE, which is an abbreviation from its full name. It is used in aquarium husbandry as a natural way of fighting unwanted algae. It is considered the most efficient of all known algae eaters. The fish is peaceful, not very large, and it is a true tank cleaner. It eats algae in a tank, and this task is quite challenging since not every fish can do it.
Flame tetra (lat. Hyphessobrycon flammeus) is a bright colored aquarium fish of Characidae family. In pet shops the fish species quite often have pale coloring due to the high level of stress they are exposed to there. However, when you bring them home and create favorable conditions, their coloring becomes bright again.
The rosy barb (lat. Pethia conchonius) is one of the most beautiful barb species. Another good thing about the fish is that it’s not demanding, good-tempered and it is interesting to watch it in a tank, since it moves all the time. These qualities have made the fish one of the most renown fishes among beginning aquarists. In this article we’ll tell you about keeping, breeding and feeding of rosy barb.
The Odessa barb (lat. Pethia padamya) is a small, bright and active fish. Unfortunately, it is less spread than other barb species. Earlier it was considered that the fish was one of Puntius ticto coloring variations (which natural coloring doesn’t have wide red stripe along its body peculiar for this species).
This version is quite prevailing in literature on aquarium husbandry. In 2008 Pethia padamya was described as a separate species.