Chinese Algae Eater
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
A minimum of a 30-gallon aquarium is recommended with plenty of plants, rocks, and driftwood for hiding. It can handle different water conditions but water quality should remain constant to avoid stress. In smaller community tanks the Chinese Algae Eater will defend its territory. This species of algae eater can become aggressive when they become full grown.
Breeding has not been seen or been successful in an aquarium setting. There is little known about sexing the male and female.
The main source of food is algae on plants, rocks, glass, and driftwood. Algae based wafers should be provided if there is a lack of algae.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1″ to 1-1/2″; Medium: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Large: 2″ to 2-1/2″