Mylossoma aureum

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Serrasalmidae
Origin : Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela
Length : 20 cm - 8"
Min. length aquarium : 200 cm - 80"
English name : Golden Mylossoma
Peaceful schooling fish that you should keep in a rather large aquarium.  The aquarium should be set op with driftwood, roots and stones.  Plants cannot be used because they are eaten.  A powerful filter is necessary.

They are omnivorous but a large part of the food should be vegetable.  Dry food is accepted as well.

There are no reports of breeding in the aquarium.

Photo Credit

Lance R. Peck

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