Chinese Algae Eater – care and keeping

Chinese Algae Eater or golden algae eater (lat.Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) is not very large tank fish, that will help its tank owner to deal with algae in it. This is what we know from the theory, however, things are a bit different in the real life.

After being a tireless tank cleaner in its youth an adult CAE species changes its gustatory preferences and starts to fancy live food as well as it can even start to nip scales from its tankmates.

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Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus siamensis)

Siamese Algae Eater (lat. Crossocheilus siamensis) is a peaceful, not very large fish and it is a real tank cleaner. The fish is often called SAE, which is an abbreviation from its full name. The fish eats algae in a tank and this task is quite challenging, since not every fish can do it.

Except siamese algae eater you may also encounter another fish – flying fox (Epalzeorhynchus kalopterus) on sale. The thing is, that these two fishes are very much alike and quite often one is taken for another.

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