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Algae Eater

Algae Eater

Scientific Name: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri

Price: Upon Request

Origin: East Asia

Family: Gyrinocheilidae


Other Names: Chinese Algae Eater, Algae Eater



Technical Info

Temperature: 24 - 28 ℃

pH: 7 - 7.5

GH: 8 - 12

Max size: 13 cm

Min Tank size: 150 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Bottom swimmer



Not the most beautiful of fishes, the body of the Chinese Algae Eater is plain with a notable black stripe from the tip of its



Omnivore. Feeds heavily on vegetable matter, but will also ingest worms, insects, and plankton.



You ll need patience and a bit of luck. Try to copy their natural habit; Lots of plants especially. They re egg-layers. The fry hatch in 2-3 days. Newborns like to eat algae and fallen food.


Compatible with

When young they are a good community fish. The busy young Chinese Algae Eater will go about its business of greedily foraging algae from the glass sides of the tank, the plants, the substrate, and any decor. When it gets older however, it can start to defend a territory and can continually harass tankmates. They are especially cantankerous in groups of more than five individuals of their own kind, adult specimens are often best just kept alone.



In its native countries, it is cooked or made into prahoc, a pungent fish paste.