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Myleus schomburgki

Category: Characins - Dollars and similar

Size: 8-9cm

Price: £59.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: 5 in stock


Diet: Adaptable

Care Level: Easy

Water Chemistry: less than pH 7 - acidic

Sociability: Peaceful

Schooling Fish: Yes


These are beautiful wide bar schomburgki - rarely available


Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 8-9cm

Myleus schomburgkii (Disk Tetra, Black Barred Pacu)

Myloplus schomburgkii, also known as the Disk tetra, Disk pacu, Black-ear pacu, Black-band myleus or Black-barred myleus is a species of serrasalmid with a black bar on its side. This species is found in the middle and lower Amazon River basin, Nanay River, upper Orinoco River basin in Brazil, Peru and Venezuela.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):


Mainly herbivorous. Provide a large amount of vegetable matter in the diet, including; courgette, cucumber, peas, spring greens and other green vegetables. Commercial foods such as algae wafers, spirulina and vegetable flake are also recommended. Silver dollars will also accept the majority of aquarium foods and will relish such treats like bloodworm.

Best kept in groups of at least five fish. Generally peaceful community fish and can be kept with other larger peaceful species. Much smaller fish may be eaten. Myleus mainly occupy the middle and top areas of the aquarium, so it is a good idea to select tankmates that occupy both the bottom of the tank to add contrast. Larger peaceful catfish such as plecos and doradids would be a good choice.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Amazon River Basin, Brazil, Peru
Temperature 23-37C
Size 12CM
Water PH 6.0-7.0