Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Flying Fox Algae Eater

Facts and Information

flying fox algae eater

The Flying Fox is a very common fish in the aquarium trade.  It feeds readily on filamentous and blanket type algae in the aquarium.  Native range is in the Malayan and Thailand peninsula and the islands of Myanmar, Sumatra and Java.  The odd-sounding genus name "Epalzeorhynchus" comes from the Greek words "epalzes" (curative) and "rhyngchos" (snout).

PH Levels - 6 to 8

Hardness Levels - 70 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 72 to 82°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Medium

Aggression Level - Level 2

Possible Tankmates - Angelfish, Australian Rainbowfish


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