Other Tropical

Flying Fox Siamese

Epalzeorhynchus siamensis
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The Siamese Flying Fox is a useful addition to your tank, as it is one of the best algae eaters available. An attractive community fish, it is very popular and available throughout the year.


The Siamese Flying Fox is best kept in schools of 6 or more. As it is a strong jumper, the use of a cover glass is recommended.

A slender fish with a distinct black horizontal stripe from nose to the fork of the tail with silver white underside with a pair of short forward pointing barbels.

This active community fish is a tireless algae eater which is effective on even the most stubborn types of algae, and it won’t harm plants. This makes it a perfect addition to tropical tanks. They will also accept prepared foods.

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