Also known as the Chinese Algae Eater, this bottom scavenger is very popular as it is extremely hardy. Suitable for both tropical and temperate tanks. They can reach almost 30cm fully grown, and can live for 5+ years given good tank conditions.

Large specimens can be territorial, and may damage large slow moving fish.

This a marbled (black & yellow/gold) strain.

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

  • Keeping Difficulty : Beginner
  • Temperament : Mostly peaceful, community fish
  • Max Size : 25cm

Preferred Water Parameters :

  • Water Temperature : 22-26°C
  • pH Level : 6.5-7.5
  • General Hardness : Soft - Moderate (50 - 100ppm)

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