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It is not uncommon for these fish to jump so a tank with a lid is highly recommended. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Siamese Algae Eater can reach a max size of 7 inches and is a great community fish in a well established tank with peaceful fish. And is plant safe. 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It is recommended that these fish be kept in a group of at least 5 to 6, when adult size to spread out aggression. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThese fish are a great beginner fish due to its acceptance of a wide variety of water parameters and ability to handle lower temperatures. It is not uncommon for these fish to jump so a tank with a lid is highly recommended. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003ePlease Note: All fish\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 10.05px;\"\u003eshipments\u003c\/span\u003e have a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/flipaquatics.com\/pages\/dead-on-arrival-d-o-a-policy\" title=\"100% Live Arrival Guarantee\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e100% Live Arrival\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eGuarantee\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ewhen shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Siamese Algae Eater can reach a max size of 7 inches and is a great community fish in a well established tank with peaceful fish. And is plant safe. It should be kept in slightly larger tanks size of 40 gallons or more.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Siamese Algae Eater consumes many natural food sources but will accept prepared foods with lots of vegetable matter such as kelp wafers. It is good practice to provide fresh cut vegetables such as cucumber and zucchini. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eOur Tank Parameters\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePh: \u003c\/strong\u003e6 to 7.5\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGh: \u003c\/strong\u003e8 to 16\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eKh: \u003c\/strong\u003e4 to 10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTDS: \u003c\/strong\u003e180 to 250\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp: \u003c\/strong\u003e61 to 75\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cu\u003eTank Recommendations\u003c\/u\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLeaves: \u003c\/strong\u003eIndian Almond or Guava\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWood: \u003c\/strong\u003eMopani or Malaysian\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eCones: \u003c\/strong\u003eAlder Cones\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlants:\u003c\/strong\u003e Anubias, Java Fern, Amazon Swords\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Siamese Algae Eater

Product Description

The Siamese Algae Eater or Crossocheilus oblongus is a unique fish to add to your aquarium due to its very active habits and unmatched love of various aquarium algae, including but not limited to black beard algae. It is recommended that these fish be kept in a group of at least 5 to 6, when adult size to spread out aggression. 

These fish are a great beginner fish due to its acceptance of a wide variety of water parameters and ability to handle lower temperatures. It is not uncommon for these fish to jump so a tank with a lid is highly recommended. 

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Siamese Algae Eater can reach a max size of 7 inches and is a great community fish in a well established tank with peaceful fish. And is plant safe. It should be kept in slightly larger tanks size of 40 gallons or more.

The Siamese Algae Eater consumes many natural food sources but will accept prepared foods with lots of vegetable matter such as kelp wafers. It is good practice to provide fresh cut vegetables such as cucumber and zucchini. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 10
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 61 to 75

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Plants: Anubias, Java Fern, Amazon Swords
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Daniel Davis
Excellant

Purchased 10 to disperse among multiple tanks, they delivered 12 alive and healthy haven’t had a casualty a week later. I put them in a 75 gallon planted tank and the annihilated almost all of the black beard algae in a short amount of time.

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Stephen Schuerger
Siamese Algae Eaters

I love these busy little(for now) guys. After about ½ a day they started industriously eating algae build up that I had gotten. They also are fun to watch as they dart about together.

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DAVID SAMSELL
Siamese Algae Eaters

Fish arrived quickly in excellent condition. Very striking to look at in the aquarium. Glad I ordered them.

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Rachel Scheetz
Black Beard Algae GONE!

I have two planted tanks and had to add another light to the tanks and a week later I noticed some black algae growing in my java moss. I found these Siamese Algae Eaters here. I did some research and it can be difficult finding true Siamese Algae Eaters... I’m very sure these are the real deal! My black beard algae has disappeared. I did a water change two days ago and just this morning I noticed it all gone. I purchased 5 and received 6. I separated them to three in each tank and they vacuum the plants, rocks, and wood with their little mouths! These are the neatest fish. I have them in 13 and 29 gallon tanks with guppies, zebra danios, and amano shrimp. What a great and fun hobby! I also made another order of snails this time! Thank you flip aquatics!

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Wendy Noll
Very compatible fish

These algae eaters are with mostly neons. Though they are a bit bigger they all get along very well.

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