Myleus schomburgkii

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Family : Serrasalmidae
Origin : Brazil, Venezuela
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English names : Black band Myleus, Blackear pacu, Disk pacu, Disk tetra
Lively schooling fish that can be kept in a community aquarium without soft plants.  Those plants can not be used because they are eaten.  The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots.  Javafern and some large, well anchored Echinodorus can be used for decoration as well.  A strong peat filter is recommended. 

They are omnivorous, but the largest part of the food should be vegetable such as lettuce, spinach and peas. Fruit, dry food and live food such as mosquito larvae are accepted as well.

About breeding in the aquarium nothing is known.

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