Thanks for the unnecessary need to specify that. I have a true SAE as opposed to a Flying Fox. Does that sit a little better with you?Matt wrote:Hi, there is no such thing as a 'true' C. siamensis since that name is a synonym of the mysterious Epalzeorhynchos siamensis. Arguably one of the most high profile cases of incorrect naming in the hobby given the popularity of the fishes involved. What you probably have is Crossocheilus atrilmes or C. langei.
I have five SAE, bought as much for their appearance as their excellent algae-eating services. If you have space I'd recommend getting at least two more. They seem to like the company and are really beautiful when shoaling.
I looked into the issue over "C. siamensis" when I was first thinking about getting them but don't remember the details now. Was it something like the junior synonym of a fish that isn't even in Crossocheilus?
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of mine from about a year ago.
They've grown a lot in the last year.
Any pictures from franmorr1966?
Hi again.piggy4 wrote:A lot of fish keeper's tanks are overstocked ,but with experience and strict maintenance it can be done ! but if you are new to the hobby then try to stick within the guidelines , with respect if you are asking advice I'd guess you would be overstocked so keep up good maintenance and observation before taking any stocking risks ?
I know the tank would be overcrowded with 5 Siamensis, though I'd know I'd time to buy before reaching the overcrowding point. I think I'm more concerned about behavior than overcrowding at this point. Is it true that Siamensis are territorial? This is why I only got one. I'd love to see a group do a better job on some of the algae in the tank so five would be great. But I don't want upset among the species or strength in numbers where the Silver Dollars are concerned. They're ridiculously nervous as it is.
My filter is suitable for a 75 gallon, not a 55 and I'm back to performing weekly water changes again.
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