|| Myleus schomburgkii
||Disk Tetra, Black-Barred Silver Dollar.
||The fish we see in dealers tanks called Silver Dollars are
difficult to classify and a number of different species are bunched
together in a general common name. There may be different species for
sale in the same tank. Their needs are basically the same.
||Up to 15 in (40 cm) in the wild. Much smaller in the home aqurium.
||South America: Middle and lower Amazon River basin,
Nanay River, upper Orinoco River basin, Suriname.
|Min Tank Size:
||100 (400 litre) Gallons for a small school.
||Herbivorous: Provide green vegetables like spring
greens. Peas, cucumber, algae wafers spirulina and vegetable flakes.
||Peaceful shoaling fish that can be easily spooked.
||Water Chemistry not overly critical, 73 -81°F
(23– 27°C) pH 6.0-7.0 dH range: 4 - 10
||Open spaces, many plants, driftwood and with plants
subduing the lighting. Live plants will be eaten so it is best
to use artificial.
||Can be housed with larger fish and large bottom
||Intermediate, may jump, Lids should be required
for this fish.