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Crossocheilus oblongus, commonly known as the Siamese Algae Eater, is a popular freshwater aquarium fish prized for its effectiveness in controlling algae growth. Native to Southeast Asia, but locally bred here, this species has an elongated and streamlined body, reaching lengths of around 6 inches (15 cm). It is a schooling fish, does well in small group of 3 and more. Recognizable by its distinctive black stripe that runs horizontally along its silver-gray body, the Siamese Algae Eater is a visually striking addition to any aquarium.

Aside from its aesthetic appeal, Crossocheilus oblongus is highly valued by aquarium enthusiasts for its algae-eating prowess. This species is particularly adept at consuming various types of algae, including common nuisances like green, brown algae and especially black beard algae. As a peaceful and social fish, the Siamese Algae Eater can be kept in community tanks, but it is important to provide ample hiding spaces and a well-maintained environment to ensure their well-being. Overall, this fish serves as both a functional and attractive choice for aquarium hobbyists looking to maintain a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem.

 

SIze 1.5"-2"

Siamensis algae eater