Chinese Algae Eater
The chinese algae eater is an adequate algae eater until this fish reaches a size of about three inches, when it becomes a scavenger. Also, Chinese algae eaters become aggressive so these fish will work well as scavengers in a larger fish tank, but may not be suitable for small fish tanks.
Most Chinese algae eaters come from streams in Thailand, not China.
- Scientific name: Gyrinocheilos aymonieri
- Origin: Thailand
- Max Size: 9 inches
- Food: Scavanger, flake food, algae eater
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches