A rare, selectively bred color form of the Black Bar Silver Dollar (M. schomburgkii), the Blackberry or Blueberry Silver Dollar originated with breeders in Asia and remains a relatively uncommon find in the US. With a distinct blueish-black blotch that covers most of the body and deep red fins, these fish are a colorful and showy addition to any larger community aquarium. Care and behavior is the same as with the more well-known Black Bar or Blue Hook Silver Dollars, and it will readily school with other similar species.
Blackberry Silver Dollar (Myleus schomburgkii ‘blackberry’)
Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, feeds largely on fruit and nuts in the wild. Will accept most prepared foods in the aquarium.
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but may intimidate smaller or slower-swimming tankmates. Best kept with similarly sized large fish.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 – 7.2