Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
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Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus

Common Names: Flying Fox
Synonyms: Barbus kalopterus
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Southeast Asia.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Aggressiveness increases with age. Small Flying Foxes are good for community tanks.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Flying Foxes are algae eaters, therefore do not clean the algae from the back and sides of the tank. Make sure the gravel doesn't have sharp edges. Hiding places and broad-leaved plants are preferable.
6.5 - 7.5
24°C - 27°C
75°F - 81°F
5 dH - 8 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Cannot be determined from external features.
Breeding: Not accomplished in an aquarium.
Comments: Good for reducing algae levels in community tanks, though the flying fox will not eat thread algae. See also Siamese Algae Eater.
Main Colours: Brown, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Downturned
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
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