Southeast Asian species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. Fox thai live is commonly seen in the aquarium trade.
Among others, it is known to eat green algae. The flying fox fish has a characteristic long body with a flat abdominal area. Its dorsal area has a coloration ranging from olive to dark brown. The lower half of its body has a yellowish white hue.
A brownish-black line is apparent from its mouth, eye and the caudal fins. On top of this brownish-black line is a gold-colored stripe. The eyes of a flying fox may have a reddish iris. Its dorsal, anal and ventral finnage consisting of a black band and a white edge.
The flying fox is a bottom-dweller that thrives in fast-flowing foothill rivers and streams of the Thai-Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Southeast Asia. A 20 to 40 gallon tank or bigger lined with fine gravel substrate is suitable for an average-sized flying fox fish. Being bottom-dwellers, the aquarium for flying foxes usually has broad-leaved plants, rocks, and driftwood to serve as hiding places. Because the flying fox is a known algae-eater, the tank is normally provided with adequate lighting. Flying foxes can survive in aquarium water that has a 6 to 7. In the aquarium, flying foxes may live from 8 to 10 years. Although an algae eater, flying foxes are also known to consume food in the form of flakes, wafers and tablets.