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Flying Fox Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus

Category: Cyprinids - Algae eaters

Size: 5-6cm

Price: £7.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 10 in stock

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 5-6cm

Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus (Flying Fox)

Often confused with the Siamese algae eater. On the flying fox, the band running along the body is dark black and their is a golden stripe just above it. On the Siamese algae eater this stripe is less strongly coloured and there is no gold stripe above it. In addition, the black band on the flying fox runs onto the tail fin, whereas on the Siamese algae eater the band fades away on the tail.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

A territorial fish that is best kept singly in small tanks. In large aquaria it is possible to keep schools of these fish.

These fish are good algae eaters, but they should also be offered bloodworms and other meaty foods from time to time.

Has not been bred in aquaria.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution South East Asia
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 15 cm
Water Parameters Soft, acidic water preferred, but adaptable.
Water PH 6.0-7.0