Golden Chinese Algae Eater
The Chinese Algae Eater is misnamed, as it originated in Thailand. It
has an uneven horizontal stripe, transparent fins and a clinging sucker mouth,
which distinguishes it from the Flying Fox,
the Siamese Algae Eater and the
. The CAE can intake water without opening its mouth. It
can grow to 10 inches but barely exceeds 5 inches in captivity. There is
also a golden variety which lacks the dark markings.
||22 - 28 C; 72 - 82 F
||10 cm; 4 inches
Suitable for a community tank, though they may get more aggressive with age and may
attack slow moving, flat bodied fish.