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BLACK BAR SILVER DOLLAR (Myleus Schomburgkii)

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A distincively marked schooling characin, the Black Bar Silver Dollar makes an impressive dither fish in a tank of large cichlids or predatory fish or as a centerpiece fish on their own. With their distinctive vertical black bars, elongated dorsal and anal fins, and combination of silver, red, and iridescent blue coloration, mature specimens are impressive fish and will display the best behavior and color in a group of 5 or more fish. With a wide range spanning much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, M. schomburgkii has several distinctive regional color variants, with the Orinoco form also known as “blue hook” or “emperor blue hook” due to the iridescent blue they display as adults.

Black-barred Myleus (Myleus schomburgkii)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Orinoco
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 7″+
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallon +
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but may eat very small fish. Best kept in groups and with similarly-sized fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     75-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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