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Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus reticulatus)

$5.99

A less common and strikingly patterned relative of the popular Siamese Algae Eater, C. reticulatus originates from the streams and rivers of Southeast Asia but is now bred commercially for the aquarium trade. Like their close relatives, the Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater 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.

L455 Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco (Chaetostoma sp. L455)

$39.99

A uniquely patterned and colorful relative of the more well known “rubber lip plecos, the L455 Tiger or Tiger Chaetostoma Pleco is an undescribed species found only in Amazon tributaries (such as the Maranon and Ucayali) in Peru. Males display the most striking coloration and spotting on the face but females are also quite colorful. Like most members of the genus Chaetostoma, they prefer moderate to strong water movement and are most at home with plenty of caves and rocks to hide among. In the aquarium, they will accept most sinking herbivore foods, gel diets, and fresh veggies.

Common Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricaria eigenmanni)

$9.99

A peaceful, medium growing and uniquely shaped Loricariid, the Common Whiptail has been a popular oddball fish in the hobby for many years. They are an effective algae grazer, mostly live plant safe, and will live peacefully with nearly all tankmates, making them a unique addition to a medium to large community aquarium. In the wild, they are usually found on and around driftwood piles and will benefit from driftwood as well as live or artificial plants to provide cover. They should be fed regularly with a sinking herbivore diet or fresh veggies and will supplement this diet by grazing on nuisance algae onglass and decor in the aquarium.

LDA031 Mustard Spot Pleco (Panaqolus albomaculatus)

$32.99

A medium sized colorful wood eater, the Mustard Spot or LDA031 Pleco features the distinctive lyretail common to members of the genus Panaqolus. Found in middle Amazon tributaries in Peru, Ecuador, and Southern Colombia, these fish inhabit driftwood piles in clear, relatively fast-moving waters. In the aquarium they are hardy and not typically shy, making them a great centerpiece pleco for a medium sized tank.

L445 Spotted Rubber Pleco (Chaetostoma sp.)

$7.49

Found in the fast-flowing, clear waters of Colombia’s Rio Meta and its tributaries, the Spotted Rubber Pleco is a hardy, popular species and among the most effective plecos for diatom and other algae control in the aquarium. In the wild, they are commonly found in rocky, shallow water areas and should be provided plenty of cover in the aquarium. They are enthusiastic feeders and will readily accept fresh veggies, Repashy gel diet, and other prepared foods designed for herbivores and algae grazers.

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)

$3.99

One of the most sought after and effective of all of the so-called “algae eaters” in the aquarium hobby, the Siamese Algae Eater (commonly abbreviated SAE) or Flying Fox 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.

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Blue Stiphodon Goby (Stiphodon cf. atropurpureus)

$14.99

The most colorful of all freshwater gobies in the genus Stiphodon, the Neon Blue Stiphodon Goby originates from fast moving rocky streams. In the wild, it lives in small groups where individual fish stake out their own territories among the rocks. They feed on algae growth and biofilms in the wild and in the aquarium should be fed algae or vegetable based sinking foods (gel diets are ideal). They require clean, well-oxygenated water with some current and will do best at slightly cooler temperatures than most tropical fish (74-76F).

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Batik Nerite Snail (Neritina sp.)

$3.49

Batik Nerite Snails are an ornate species of snail known for their voracious appetites for algae.  They are plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium without snail predators.  The can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

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Peppermint Oto (Parotocinclus cf. eppleyi)

$7.99

A beautifully and distinctively marked relative of the common Otocinclus, the Peppermint Oto inhabits Venezuela’s Rio Orinoco, where it spends most of its time grazing on submerged driftwood and vegetation. An ideal algae eater for most community or planted aquariums, they will eat filamented algae and diatoms from most surfaces, including the aquarium glass. Like most of their close relatives, they are best kept in groups.

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L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)

$17.99

A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L129 Colombian or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal pleco for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.