Redhook myleus - Myloplus rubripinnis
Scientific name: Myloplus rubripinnis
Common name: Redhook myleus
Usual size in fish tanks: 33 - 38 cm (12.99 - 14.96 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.1 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 9°N (53.57 - 160.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Redhook myleus needs vegetable matter in its diet, supply spirulina flake, algae wafers and vegetable flakes for the staple diet adding peas, zucchini, and spinach directly to the tank as well. They will also relish treats of brine shrimp and blood worms.
South America; Redhook myleus is widespread over most of the South American waterways.
Difficult to sex, it is believed that the males have a longer anal fin but this isn’t always accurate.
As of yet there are no reported cases of these breeding in the aquarium, in the wild they are egg scatterers.
The expected life span for Myloplus rubripinnis is 5-10 years.
Myloplus rubripinnis needs a large aquarium and high water quality. It is often sold as a silver dollar but is a separate species. Do not add live plants to the tank or they will be eaten, use artificial if required and keep the lighting subdued.
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