Epalzeorhynchus siamensis

Common name
Siamese algae eater

Synonymies
Crossocheilus siamensis

Description
Algae eater which is often called king of the algae eaters.

My experiences
This fish has reached a length of about 8 cm in my aquarium. Looks a lot like E. sp. which is described above and is also often changed with this fish in stores. As like the E. sp. this fish did not gave any problems in my aquarium and never have had a disease. This fish is less territorial than E. sp. and therefore spends more time eating algae's and less with driving away members of the same species than E. sp. Therefore this fish is better to keep in a shoal then the E. sp.

Foot-note
The picture of this page is taken from my own aquarium.

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