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Chinese Algae Eaters, or "C.A.E.s" are well-adapted for scraping algae because their wide, strong mouth is able to attach to any surface. These vigorous feeders make excellent natural freshwater aquarium cleaners. Younger algae eaters are peaceful and primarily eat plant matter while older ones can be territorial, preferring meaty foods. Adult Chinese Algae Eaters have been known to be aggressive towards slow moving and flatbodied fish including goldfish, angelfish, gouramis, and discus. They are very aggressive towards similarly shaped fish such as sharks and loaches. The best tankmates for a C.A.E. are fast moving fish such as barbs, tetras, and danios.
A misnomer, the Chinese Algae Eater actually originated in Thailand. However the C.A.E. is now available throughout South East Asia, yet it should be noted that this fish is different than the Siamese Algae Eater,Crossocheilus siamensis. The Chinese Algae Eater does best in an established aquarium with plenty of vegetation and good strong circulation.
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Temperament: Community (Juvenile)/ Semi-aggressive (Adult)
Native To: Asia
Adult Size: Up to 9"
Temperature: 72° - 82°F
Care Level: Easy
Tank Size: 10+ gallons
Scientific Name: Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
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