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Siamese Algae Eater

The Siamese Algae Eater, like its name suggests, is most commonly known for its algae eating capabilities. Most people who add this breed to their aquarium, do it because this species will clean the tank from most of the algae. If you want a fish that works well with most other breeds, the Siamese Algae Eater is a great choice. It is a peaceful species, that lives well in community tanks. Because it’s a bottom dweller, you need to make sure, the others who will live there, don’t bother your Siamese Algae Eaters. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Algae Eaters live well in groups of 4 to 6 members. Usually, they like to school together, but this isn’t a must. If you want to, you can keep only 1 or 2 of them in the tank as well. They thrive, no matter their numbers. They are omnivores, so feeding them will be quite easy. They will mostly eat the algae that in the water, but you should give them other food supplies too. Pellets and wafers that sink to the bottom of the tank, are a good choice.