Chinese Algae Eater - Gyrincocheilos aymonieri - Large
Despite the name, however, these fish are not true algae eaters and require a diet of both meaty and vegetable foods. The sucker-like mouth is actually an adaptation for maintaining a grip on rocks in the fast flowing waters from which it originated. They also use this mouth to rasp algae from the surface of rocks, glass, and plants. They will also scavenge extra food from the bottom of the tank.
As Chinese Algae Eaters get older they favor a more carnivorous diet and can become more aggressive. They can especially be a problem with long finned or delicate fish.
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|Common Name||Chinese Algae Eater - Lg|
|Scientific Name||Gyrincocheilos aymonieri|
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