Siamese Flying Fox Tropical Fish Information

Crossocheilus siamensis
Siamese Flying Fox
Behaviour Peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Bottom, middle
Min Tank Size 90cm
Temp Min: 18℃ Max: 24℃
Feeding Sinking, frozen, live, vegetable based foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Siamese Flying Fox Crossocheilus siamensis
  • Siamese Flying Fox Crossocheilus siamensis - thumbnail
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Siamese Flying Fox (Crossocheilus siamensis)

Siamese Flying Fox Tropical Fish Learn all about the Siamese Flying Fox's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Siamese Flying Fox is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Siamese Flying Fox is an excellent algae eater, even eating hair and black brush algae, will not damage plants, and is peaceful enough to be kept in a community aquarium. The only drawback this fish has is that it is often confused with the Flying Fox (Epalzeorhynchus kalopterus), which is an aggressive fish that will damage plants and will not eat hair algae. Another fish, Crossocheilus oblongus, is also called Siamese Flying Fox but has a lighter, thinner body, and the two are also often mistaken for each other. The Siamese Flying Fox is an excellent aquarium fish that should be provided with well-filtered water and plenty of hiding spots and vegetation.

Siamese Flying Fox Facts

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Epalzeorhynchus siamensis | Origin Southeast Asia; Thailand, Malaysia | Natural Water Conditions pH 6.5-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Rivers and streams, flooded areas



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