The Siamese Algae Eater is a great fish for the community aquarium. It prefers a planted aquarium with many broad-leaved plants on which it can rest on. It also requires these plants and rocks for grazing algae. This species can be kept with a variety of tank mates including more passive community fish. Unfortunately, the breeding habits of the Siamese Algae Eater have not been documented.
An omnivore, the Siamese Algae Eater is not a particularly finicky eater, and is the ideal candidate for eating algae off of live plant leaves. Ideal foods should consist of a high quality flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms or tubifex, and pelleted foods, as well as vegetable-based foods.
- Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Water Conditions: 73-81° F, KH 2-6, pH 5.5-7.5
- Max. Size: 5"
- Color Form: Black, White
- Diet: Omnivore
Size: Approx. 2"
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