These are solitary fish by nature. Adult specimens are aggressive towards each … I have three flying foxes in one tank and yes, they are terrific at eating algae. A similar fish called the Siamese Algae Eater (SAE) would be a good substitute for the fox. They will eat common flake foods. Thread starter Konrad Michalski; Start date 16 Sep 2014; Konrad Michalski Member. A small congregation of flying fox fish may, however, exhibit territorial behavior. In the orient, these fish are called colorful flying fox. Scientific Name: Puntius denisonii. Supply it with algae wafers, quality algal based flakes, and also include some vegetable matter in the form of cucumber, zucchini, and lettuce. Flying Foxes enjoy algae more when younger and do not have an appetite for red algae, which Siamese Algae Eaters do. Fish . Aggressive flying fox. My silver flying fox eating black brush algae. For that reason, you should not include multiple Foxes in your tank. Ironically, Crossocheilus siamensis is called the one like flying fox. Once they settled down I did not see any other problems. 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. Morgan01. pH 5.5-7.5 Soft to Slightly Hard water. My GAE does eat not only brown/green algae (that Otos and BNs eat) but also staghorn algae (that Otos and BNs don't eat). If kept in pairs the weaker fish will be harassed and pushed out of territories. Flying fox is mainly an alga eater. Siamese Flying Fox. Maximum Size: 6.3 inches (16cm) Compatible With: Most fish. Siamese Flying Foxes are hard to find but they do eat black brush algae. So the other day I started an aquarium in a 10 gallon tank with just a betta. I got myself 20 neon tetras for a start and also 2 flying foxes. Also, you should be wary of including shy, vulnerable species in your community tank, as they may be bullied by the Foxes. The Thai Flying Fox native to Thailand is an algae eater that is also known as the False Siamese Algae Eater. Flying fish can be up to 18 inches (45 centimeters) long, but average 7 to 12 inches (17 to 30 centimeters). The Flying Fox can be hard to tell apart from the CAE, and other species, but it’s one of the best algae eaters around. The flying fox will also get nasty as it gets older. I would pass on the sharks, they can get quite large and when they do, they sometimes become slightly aggressive. For that reason, you should not include multiple Foxes in your tank. A True SAE will have 2 barbs on it's face, Clear fins, all of them. Pictures. Typically, they do not hurt the other fish, but they do stress them out a lot. There are roughly 40 species of flying fish. They are a peaceful fish, that are generally compatible with most other fish, as long as they are friendly and non-aggressive. Being a community-tank fish, flying foxes are compatible with acaras, angelfish, barbs, danios, eartheaters, gouramis, knifefish, loaches, tetras and rasboras. This actually looks like a flying fox as indeed the black is not going through the tail and I think it doesn't go through the eye on the pic either but that might be picture quality. Flying foxes are strong jumpers and should not be kept in an uncovered tank. It even eats brush algae! This handsome fish is a good tankmate for barbs in a robust community tank but is too aggressive for the average peaceful plant aquarium. Though similar to the false flying fox and Siamese algae eater, it is different from both the species in many ways. Behavior. Joined 16 Jun 2014 Messages 262 Location Leicester. I placed two small ones into my tank and they have disappeared. Origin. I am wondering whether anyone who says they are aggressive has actually had that happen? I know GAE is reputed to be bad because it can be aggressive and suck on fish… Adult specimens are very aggressive to each other so it is best to keep one in the tank at a time. Flying fox fish is a freshwater variety belonging to the Cyprinidae family indigenous to the eastern and southeastern parts of Asia. SC: Gouramis, Danios, Barbs, Loaches, Acaras, Angelfish, Eartheaters, tetras, Rasboras, Knifefish. Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk. There are … Did you know? Their appealing appearance and peaceful demeanor make them a perfect aquarium fish. The Red Tail Shark is very territorial and can be overly aggressive, especially to their species and fish of a similar appearance, such as the Rainbow Shark, Sliver Flying Fox and some algae eating loaches. Aggressive flying fox. I would not keep more then one in a tank. I got pair, after 12 hours I could not find another FFox for very long time, he was hiding from this one. Although they are classed as a community fish, they are liable to harass other bottom dwellers that are kept. Aquarium fishkeepers may also keep flying fox fish as a lone tank fish or in schools. Flying Foxes grow to an impressive 10-15cm and are great community fish for a typical tropical setup. These fish behave in very different manners. The Flying Fox is commonly confused with the Siamese Algae Eater (SAE), which is also called the Siamese Flying Fox. There is another species called the Siamese Flying Fox and it is surprisingly difficult to distinguish between the two. They are constantly together, schooling much like a band of corydoras would. It is recommended to house these fish with other semi-aggressive fish or ensure the aquarium is large enough for the other fish to escape harassment. 16 Sep 2014 #1 Hi. Life Expectancy: 5+ years Adult fish are more prone to rest on the bottom even if suitable plants are available. Care Level: Easy. After a day I went to the store and got 6 ghost shrimp and a flying fox to help with tank mantenaince (on a side note, I don't feed my flying fox, I assume he just eats algae and I've seen that he's eaten quite a bit so I don't give him anything else). All species of Flying Fox fish can be aggressive, especially toward their own kind. Native to the fast-flowing foothill rivers of Southeast Asia, the Siamese Flying Fox is known to eat green algae. These guys can hold there own with other semi aggressive fish of med size. The Thai Flying Fox native to Thailand, is an algae eater that is also known as the False Siamese Algae Eater. Here is a video that focus on taking care of Flying Fox. Flying fish are tropical and temperate marine species that can be seen off both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Also, you should be wary of including shy, vulnerable species in your community tank, as they may be bullied by the Foxes. The problem lies in finding a real Flying Fox, since even the dealers are sometimes unaware they’re selling you the wrong fish. The two species of fish look similar although the Flying Fox is characterized by the presence of barbells or flaps around the mouth, a golden band running down the body, a smooth edge next to the line running across the body and colored fins. There is a similar fish, which is an amazing algae eater. Yet will be peaceful in a community. Tank Size and Conditions: Min Tank Size – 20 gallons. Took me some time to find this corys, and honestly this flying fox is not common fish as well. The Flying Fox can grow to 6 inches in the wild. Flying Fox Fish If you are not keen enough you can mistake the Flying Fox for the Siamese Algae Eater. They are the largest bats; some attain a wingspan of 1.5 metres (5 feet), with a head and body length of about 40 cm (16 inches). I gathered a lot of information about this Flying Fox, and no one ever mentioned that this fish is aggressive, or at least is can be. Common Names: Bleeding eye barb, denison barb, denison’s flying fox, red comet barb, red line barb, red lined torpedo fish, roseline shark, torpedo barb, Miss Kerala. The flying Fox will get territorial and will let other fish know when they are in its area. After I got home however I read on a couple of forums there a mixed opinions about how aggressive they are to each other and different species of fish. They have a slightly different temperament, as Flying Foxes tend to be aggressive … First off, no SAE and flying foxes are NOT the same, though a lot of shops seem to think so. They are so efficient that I need to leave the lights on longer to create more algae. It has often gotten a bad rap by many hobbyists as people online will talk about how this fish is aggressive or even “hostile”, however, this is not entirely true. Description. Foxes, Chinese, and Siamese Algae eaters get mislabeled, and confused with each other. Sexing All species of Flying Fox fish can be aggressive, especially toward their own kind. Flying fox will also accept treats of tubifex and white worms. Amore common size is 12cm in an aquarium. Those with a planted tank, take note, these fish … The reason I'm asking is that mine are totally non-aggressive. They are not generally aggressive towards other fish and can be kept in a community tank. Silverish color above the Black line and white below it. No sexual differences are known, but the amount of red might depend on the sex of the fish. However, a group of Flying Fox’s may display territorial behaviour. Should not be kept with red tailed shark and can be aggressive towards own species, so limit to 1-5 in a 20 gallon tank. 19th Feb 2009, 09:39 #5. Here is a video that focus on taking care of Flying Fox. Adult Size: 6 inches. It sounds like you were sold Flying Foxes. I discussed my purchase with a member of staff and they said that flying foxes are good community fish and that they can be kept alone or in pairs. They are very active fish and as mentioned could be overly active and "aggressive" especially when food is available. The Flying Fox should be kept singly or in a small group. You just need to be sure that the fish you have chosen is indeed a Siamese Algae Eater. South East Asia; Flying fox are to be found in Borneo, Java, Thailand and Sumatra. It has often gotten a bad rap by many hobbyisits as people online will talk about how this fish is aggressive or even “hostile”, however, this is not entirely true. Flying Fox Common Goldfish Fancy Goldfish Dwarf Gouramis Large Gouramis Gudgeons Guppies Killifish Loaches and Botia Mollies Murray Cod Oscars and other large Cichlids Silver and Golden Perch ... • If fish continue to fight and be aggressive, you may have to remove the aggressive species. Hello, has anyone seen flying foxes being aggression to young bristlenose plecos. Penguin flying fox are always active and require well oxygenated water. Flying fox, (genus Pteropus), also called fox bat, any of about 65 bat species found on tropical islands from Madagascar to Australia and Indonesia and mainland Asia. Range. The adult specimen is territorial and aggressive towards its own kind. Name: Siamese Flying Fox. Whereas the SAEs are very peaceful and will eat algae their entire lives, Flying Foxes will typically quit eating algae as they grow and are very aggressive and territorial. 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