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How big do Siamese algae eaters grow?

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Siamese algae eaters grow to a maximum of 6 inches under ideal conditions. The popular aquarium bottom feeder is often just 1.25 to 2.5 inches long when purchased.

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How big do Siamese algae eaters grow?
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The aquarium should hold at least 25 gallons of water, and it should be bigger if there are a lot of other fish. The setup needs to include a densely planted area with several broad leaves that the fish can rest upon, as well as rock for the algae. While the species is a hardy algae eater, a variety of flake, frozen and live food must be given, as many tanks may not have enough algae for the fish to grow to their potential.

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