Common name: Chinese Algae Eater
Latin name: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Maximum size: 18-25cm
Water chemistry: pH: 6.0-8.0; Hardness: soft to medium hard; Temperature: 22-27 C
Origin: in fast flowing waters throughout South East Asia.
Diet: Will take good quality pellets and flakes (such as Hikari Algae wafers) and other vegetable food.
It is an active community fish and a tireless algae eater. Will be effective on even the most stubborn types of algae, and it won’t harm plants. This makes it a perfect addition to tropical tanks. One of the best solution to algae control.