Myleus rubripinnis rubripinnis

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Serrasalmidae
Origin : Amazon river, Guyanas
Length : 25 cm - 10"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Red Hook Silver Dollar
Peaceful, somewhat sensitive schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be set up with driftwood, roots and stones.  Because they eat plants it is not wise to use soft plants for decoration.  Clear water is appreciated.

You should give them mainly vegetable food.  Some small live food such as waterflees and dry food can be fed as well.

As far as I know this species has not been bred in the aquarium . 

Photo Credit

Cichlis Forever

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