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Algae Eater 青苔鼠

RM 2.70

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Name: Algae Eateer 青苔鼠/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

 Diet: Omnivore

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.