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Siamese Algae Eater

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Siamese Algae Eater Care Guide:

  1. Scientific Name: Crossocheilus oblongus

  2. Tank Size: Opt for a tank of at least 30 gallons for an adult Siamese Algae Eater.

  3. Water Parameters:

    • Temperature: Maintain a range of 75-79°F (24-26°C).
    • pH Level: Keep the water slightly acidic to neutral, ideally between 6.5-7.5.
    • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
  4. Tank Setup:

    • Provide ample open swimming spaces with a well-planted aquarium.
    • Use a sandy substrate and include rocks and driftwood for hiding places.
    • Ensure a well-filtered tank with moderate water flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are primarily herbivores; offer a diet of high-quality sinking pellets, flakes, and algae-based foods.
    • They are excellent at controlling algae growth in the aquarium.
  6. Tank Mates:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are generally peaceful and suitable for a community tank.
    • Keep them with other non-aggressive fish.
  7. Maintenance:

    • Perform regular water changes (20-30% every 2 weeks) to maintain water quality.
    • Monitor and maintain stable water parameters.
  8. Behavior:

    • Siamese Algae Eaters are known for their efficiency in consuming various types of algae.
    • They are active swimmers and may establish territories, especially if food is scarce.
  9. Compatibility:

    • Compatible with other small to medium-sized, peaceful fish.
    • Avoid keeping them with overly aggressive or territorial species.
  10. Breeding:

    • Breeding Siamese Algae Eaters is rare and challenging in a home aquarium.
    • Provide suitable conditions with plants and rocks for potential egg deposition.
  11. Health Monitoring:

    • Regularly observe for signs of stress, disease, or changes in behavior.
    • Quarantine new additions to prevent potential diseases.

By creating a well-balanced tank and offering a varied diet, you can appreciate the valuable algae-controlling abilities and vibrant nature of Siamese Algae Eaters in your aquarium.