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Myleus sp. Blackberry

This highly sought after species features a distinct blueish-black blotch that covers most of the body with stunning deep red fins, these fish are colourful and have a striking appearance or style. They are typically excessively bright, colourful fish and make a great addition to any larger community aquarium. Myleus is a genus of Serrasalmids from South America (found in the Amazon).

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Myleus sp. Blackberry is an omnivore, but the majority of its diet in nature consists of a variety of plant material and algae. While their diet in nature is more heavily based on plants, they will consume a variety of meaty items including small fish, snails, insects and small crustaceans should the opportunity arise.

Hobbyists should make sure that the majority of their diet is plant based in order to provide them with correct vitamins and minerals that they require for good health. It is best to feed a variety of flake, small pellet, freeze-dried or frozen food designed for freshwater herbivores, a couple times a day.

Family Group: Characins
Distribution South America: Amazon River
Temperature 24-28C
Size 20CM
Water Parameters Soft and acidic preferredoft, acid water preferred
Water PH 5.0-7.0
Sociability Peaceful
Schooling Fish No
Water Chemistry less than pH 7 - acidic
Care Level Easy
Diet Adaptable
Water Chemistry Adaptable

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