Siamese algae eaters fill a particular role, they’re perfect for someone looking for a fish that will help to tidy up their tank by clearing algae.
They’re active and social creatures that will do well in both large groups, and when kept alone. At feeding time they’re easy and will eat anything put in their tank.
Since they’re peaceful, these fish are ideal for beginners to add to their community aquarium. One thing to look out for is the Siamese flying fox which looks almost identical to the algae eaters and as a result, they are often confused.