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Red Hook Silver Dollar


Family: Characidae
Species: Myloplus rubripinnis
Common Name: Red Hook Silver Dollar
Size: Up to 8 in (20 cm)
Min Tank Size: 75 gallons or larger for schools.
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Diet: Herbivorous, will accept most flake foods, frozen and freeze-dried. Vegetables must be a part of their diet
Behavior: Peaceful and active schooling fish, should be kept in groups of 6 or more.
Water: Water Chemistry not critical, 73 - 81°F (23 27°C) pH 5.0-7.0 dH range: 4 - 15
Care: Easy, keep in schools. May eat aquarium plants.
Communities: Excellent, keep in schools with other larger peaceful fish.
Suitability: Good.

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