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Gyrinocheilus aymonieri


Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Algae Eater
青苔鼠
Algae Eater
青苔鼠
Golden Algae Eater
黄金青苔鼠
Marble Algae Eater
黑斑青苔鼠

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri an algae eater. It is known to grow up to 11 inches (28 centimeters) long. It is native to Thailand. There are specimens in regular form, golden and marble color patterns, as well as in albinic and lecustic forms. When the males mature, they develop "breeding horns". Gyrinocheilus aymonieri are known to get aggressive to each other and other fishes with similar colors. Breeding these fish is quite difficult. Once the algae eaters become used to flake, wafer, and other fish food, they begin to stop eating algae. Gyrinocheilus aymoneiri is known to cooperate with angel fish, Bettas, and three spot gouramis. They are also known to be compatible with some cichlids.

虽然外形跟泥鳅和食苔鼠很像,这种食藻鱼是Gyrinocheilidae科的一员。他的英文名称并不下确,因为它们产自印度北部跟泰国而不是中国。所以也被称为印度食藻鱼。对这种鱼在分类学上仍有很多不明确之处,而且可能大部分进口的个体是“G.Kaznakovi”而不是“G.aymonieri”。另处其它两种种类(G.pustulosus和G.pennocki)。
说明:中国食藻鱼是底栖鱼,最明显的特征是有吸盘状的嘴,用来刮食藻类和吸咐在物体上。在鳃盖上部有特殊的开口,可让水流入而无须经由嘴部。在一些吸盘鲶鱼上也可发现这种特征,体色为亮棕色,体侧有暗棕色的水平条纹花样,这些条纹可能为有锯齿边的条纹,或分开排列的斑点,或介于两者之间。幼鱼体色鲜艳。在背部有一些暗色斑,尾部则有一些棕色斑点,所有的鳍都是透明的或略带棕色。最大体长可达27cm(11″),但在水族箱中一般不会超过15cm(6″)。雌鱼较大且丰满,雄性成鱼可能会在头上有产卵小瘤(spawning tubercles)。
习性:在缸子上的所有表面上移动刮食绿藻,老一点的个体较喜欢人工食物,而且较具攻击性。
水质须求:中国食藻鱼对水质对要并不高。因为楼息地为河流,水质必须有较高含氧量。能吃所有食物,但必须摄取足够的藻类或植物性食物。据报告指称若水温低于20℃(69°F)会停止吃藻类。人工饲养下无繁殖纪录。水族箱最少应有100公升。
与其它鱼相处:幼鱼可养在混养缸,但成鱼会攻击其它鱼。他们大多攻击游速较慢,扁平身躯的鱼种,所以不能跟它们养在一起。
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