Flying Fox (Epalzerhynchus kalopterum)


An active and colorful algae grazer, the Flying Fox is found throughout a wide variety of habitats in Southeast Asia. It is an active, medium-sized social fish that feeds on a variety of common nuisance algae species in the aquarium. They will graze on diatom algae films on glass and decor as well as the difficult to eradicate black hair or black beard algae. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, they are live plant safe and hardy additions to most medium to large community aquariums.


Flying Fox (Epalzerhynchus kalopterum)

Origin: Aquacultured Thailand
Diet: Algae grazer and omnivore
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 40 gallon
Compatibility: Can be territorial as adults, especially toward similar looking species

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     75-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm