How long do albino algae eaters live?

around 10 years
The typical Chinese Algae Eater lifespan is around 10 years. This makes them a fish that’s better suited for aquarists who are interested in making a reasonable commitment.

What do albino algae eaters eat?

What do algae eaters eat? Algae eaters move along the sides and bottom of the aquarium scraping off algae with their sucker mouths. They can also feed on commercial pelleted food. Choose spirulina pellets or algae discs of the appropriate size.

How do you keep algae eaters alive?

Chinese algae eater care

  1. Water care: Maintaining great water quality with regular water changes and adequate filtration is important to help keep your Chinese algae eater healthy. Daily: Check filter, water temperature and other equipment.
  2. Avoid overcrowded conditions; they are a major cause of stress and disease.

What should I feed my Chinese algae eater?

These fish will appreciate the addition of live or frozen foods as well, and they can be fed bloodworms, blackworms, daphnia and brine shrimp. Chinese algae eaters tend to only take their food from the bottom or midsection of their tank, so it’s important to offer them sinking foods.

Can algae eaters live alone?

Remember that algae eaters cannot survive on algae alone. Be sure to supplement their diets with commercial food so they can live long lives contributing to the health and ambiance of your aquarium.

Do I need to feed my algae eater?

As mentioned, algae eaters need additional food to survive and thrive – keeping your tank free of algae won’t be enough to sustain them. To meet their dietary needs, you will have to offer them algae wafers or spirulina, as well as a healthy veggie content.

Can algae eaters live in cold water?

Many so called algae eaters live in water that is quite fast flowing. This means they need reasonably high flow in the aquarium that we make their home. Low oxygen levels and dirty water are very likely to kill these fish. Hillstream loach species are frequently sold as algae eaters for coldwater or temperate tanks.

How often should you feed pleco?

One to two times per week
While Plecos do eat detritus and algae, it will still need its diet supplemented. Feed your Pleco every day or every other day with Pleco-specific food. One to two times per week, feed your Pleco pieces of cucumber, zucchini, or lettuce (not iceberg).

When should I feed my algae eater?

As your tank won’t produce enough algae to keep your fish full, you should offer algae wafers daily. As a rule of thumb, you should feed one or two algae wafers per algae eater, on a daily basis.

How big do albino algae eaters get?

This little guy only grow to four and a half inches long. There small adult size make them a perfect addition form most community aquariums. The bristles are used to detect fish food.

How do you tell if a Chinese algae eater is male or female?

An adult male Chinese algae-eater will develop tubercules or “horns” on the nose. An adult female will have a much thicker and rounder body than a male, whose body is thin and narrow.