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Chinese algae eater

Chinese algae eater

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The "Chinese Algae Eater" (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri), also known as "Gyrinocheilus aymonieri", is a freshwater fish native to Asia. It is prized in aquariums for its voracious appetite for algae. This hardy fish adapts to a range of environmental conditions. He wants a water temperature between 22 and 26 degrees Celsius, with a slightly acidic to neutral pH, ideally between 6.5 and 7.5. Water hardness can vary, but it generally thrives in slightly hard to medium hard water.

Behaviorally, the Chinese Algae Eater can sometimes become territorial, so it is recommended to provide it with sufficient space in the aquarium and offer it hiding places. Although it is primarily known for its appetite for algae, it may also feed on commercial aquarium fish food. It is important to provide a balanced diet to maintain health.

In summary, the Chinese Algae Eater is a useful addition to a freshwater aquarium, helping to maintain clean water with its appetite for algae. It copes well with a range of conditions, but monitoring its territorial behavior and providing a balanced diet is essential for its well-being.

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