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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