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Flying Fox Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
Category: Cyprinids - Algae eaters
Price: £7.95 each
Discount: No discounts available
Stock: 10 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral|
|Volume Discount:||No discounts available|
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.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||South East Asia|
|Water Parameters||Soft, acidic water preferred, but adaptable.|