The Siamese algae-eater is a species of freshwater fish in the carp family, Cyprinidae. This bottom-dwelling tropical fish is found in mainland Southeast Asia, including the Chao Phraya and Mekong basins as well as the Malay Peninsula.
Scientific name: Crossocheilus oblongus
Higher classification: Crossocheilus
Conservation status: Least Concern Encyclopedia of Life
True Siamese algae eater have a long, narrow body that reaches up to six inches. They're usually a pale grey or gold with a black stripe that spans from the head to the tail.
An omnivore, the Siamese Algae Eater is not a particularly finicky eater, and is the ideal candidate for eating algae off of live plant leaves. Ideal foods should consist of a high quality flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms or tubifex, and pelleted foods, as well as vegetable-based foods.