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Gyrinocheilus aymonieri, Chinese Algae Eater.

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This is a small family of algae-eating catfishes from Southeast Asia with just one genus and four known species.

Some aquarists feel they are overrated as effective algae eaters in aquaria.


Native range:

Taxonomic rank: Family

Common name: Algae Eaters

Total known Total profiles
Subfamilies 0 0
Genera 1 1
Species 4 1

Feeding: Omnivores. Feed heavily on algae and vegetable matter, but will also ingest worms, insects, and plankton.

Notes: Found in mountain streams in southeast Asia.

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  • Gyrinocheilus

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Reference: Fishes of the World
Image credit: JJ
Text credit: JSN