SIAMESE ALGAE EATER

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Live Arrival Guarantee:

Benefit from our extensive experience in shipping live fish. In 2021, our records indicated a mere 0.5% dead-on-arrival (DOA) rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard of 1.5%. These numbers translate to only 5 out of 1000 orders experiencing DOA fish.

At Splashy Fish, customer satisfaction is our priority. That's why we provide a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all animals shipped via USPS, UPS, or FedEx. Please note - Splashy Fish reserves the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection under the following circumstances:

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipping method. 
  2. The shipping address is a PO Box address
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. If the order is returned to the sender for any reason. For instance, an incorrect shipping address, an undeliverable address, etc. 
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, and FedEx offices for longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. The Live Arrival Guarantee claim is made after the claim period mentioned below. 
  8. The animals are not in their original packaging

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) after the posted delivery time. 

For Snails: 48 hours after the posted delivery time. 

 

Steps to claim Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

  1. Take a picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Please provide two pictures of each bag (containing the dead fish) upon arrival. Ensure the images display the bag in its original, unopened condition with the original rubber band intact
  3. For Snails: Position the snail in one corner of the tank. If the snail does not move within 48 hours, please take several pictures of the snail's opening
  4. Send an email to DOA@splashyfishstore.com with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number, or message us on social media.
  5. In the body of the email, include your tracking number.
  6. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above.

After submitting the required information, please allow us 1-3 business days to determine the cause of the issue. If the claim is valid and approved by our team, you will

  • Receive a store credit for future purchases, excluding the shipping cost, of the dead-on-arrival fish 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not meet all listed requirements, Splashy Fish reserves the right to reject it. 

Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at support@splashyfishstore.com.

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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The long, narrow body shape of Siamese Algae Eater (scientific name: Crossocheilus siamensis) with one black stripe spread from head to tail is not the only feature that makes aquarists fall for this fish. Siamese Algae Eater, like its name, can help you clear almost any annoying algae emerging in your aquarium, from the easy to even the tough pesky black beard algae.

Siamese Algae Eater is an amazing species with lots of fascinating behaviors. Well-known for its active nature, it is not strange if you occasionally notice Siamese Algae Eater jump high. As such and in order not to let it jump out of your aquarium, you should have your aquarium covered well with a lid while keeping these species. Apart from that, Siamese Algae Eater is quite peaceful on most occasions. It can get along well with most larger shrimp such as Amano, Flower, Green Lace, and Vampire Shrimp. Nevertheless, it may easily show aggression toward dwarf shrimp and other very small invertebrates or those sharing similar-looking. 

Siamese Algae Eater prefers being kept singly or in a group of no less than six. Doing so will help avoid harassment of subdominant specimens. Providing Siamese Algae Eater with enough space is also another helpful way to minimize its aggression.

Siamese Algae Eater almost has no special requirement when it comes to water conditions. It is easy-going and able to tolerate a wide range of parameters as long as they are stable. The same is applied in terms of food. Siamese Algae Eater is not a picky eater and it easily accepts various types of food (but prefers those that are rich in vegetable matter).

 

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Algae eater
  • Active species
  • Peaceful on most occasions

RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:

  • Temperature: 72° - 79°F (22° - 26°C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.0
  • KH: 4 – 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 50 gallons

CARE GUIDELINES:

  • Diet: Siamese Algae Eater is not a picky eater and it can accept various types of food (but prefers those rich in vegetable matter). For example, flake and pellet foods, algae wafers and live foods
  • Social behavior: Active. Peaceful on most occasions. Sometimes can be territorial with its own kind or those sharing similar-looking
  • Origin: Thailand, Malay, tank-bred
  • Average adult size: 5.7 - 6.3 inches (14 - 16 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1 - 2 inches (2.5 – 5 cm) 

See more details about care guide for Siamese Algae Eater here.


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Wright Frank
Siamese Algae Eater

The fish we bought is growing fast and seems very happy. I left him a cucumber slice, which my other fish never went for, but the SAE loves it. I've seen it eating lots of the algae that grows on my plant leaves, which is great, because my bristlenose doesn't really do much with that.

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