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Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Golden algae eater
(Tirant, 1883)

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri  - Golden algae eater - These are NOT the best algae eaters for small aquariums
These are NOT the best algae eaters for small aquariums
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(Other members of the genus Gyrinocheilus)

ADULT SIZE: 25 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Gyrinocheilus aymonieri a predominantly vegetarian diet

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from India, Thailand

AQUARIUM CARE: Chinese algae eaters, as their name suggests eat algae. They do not however come from China, or eat alge exclusively - in fact as they get older they often stop eating algae and move on to typical prepared foods.
This is not the only undesirable trait picked up by these fish with age; they actually become quite aggressive particularly in a small tank, and actually graze the mucous coating from slow moving fish such as discus, angelfish, and gouramis

BREEDING: Unknown, unlikely in the aquarium

Have you bred Gyrinocheilus aymonieri ? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Gyrinocheilus aymonieri breeding reports








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