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Golden Chinese Algae Eaters are great bottom dwellers for any medium-large aquarias. Small sharp gravel may hurt these fish, it is recommended to use non sharp gravel or sand substrate. Despite their name, these fish are most commonly found outside of China. They are native to the Chao Phraya basin and can be found living in rivers throughout Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Name: Golden Chinese Algae Eater
Science Name: Golden Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Max Size: 6-8″
pH: 6.5 – 7.5
Temperature: 74-80F° (23-27°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 10 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 8+