Name: Golden Algae Eater 金苔鼠/食藻鱼
Species name: Gyrinocheilus Aymonieri
Algae Eaters includes plecostomus and chinese algae eater species
Plecos and Chinese Algae Eaters are both well-known Algae Eaters. These vigorous Algae Eaters make excellent natural freshwater aquarium cleaners.
Average Adult Size: 2 to 12+ inches long, depending on species
Average Life Span: depends on species
Minimum Aquarium Size: 10+ gallons, depending on species
Water Temperature: 72-82°F
A well-balanced Algae Eater diet consists of:
- Algae and sinking algae wafers.
- Supplement with raw zucchini or cucumbers as a treat once or twice a week. Raw vegetables should be anchored near the bottom of the aquarium.
Things to remember when feeding your Algae Eater:
- Feed daily.
- Typically feeds at night.
- Some plecos require driftwood as part of their diet.