Common Name(s)
Redhook, Redhook Pacu, Redhook Silver Dollar
Scientific Name
Myloplus rubripinnis
Family
Characidae
Origin
South America
Temperament
Peaceful. They are a schooling fish and they are best kept in groups of 4 or more.
Maximum Size
10 inches
Minimum Tank Size
150 US Gallons
Tank Setup
They require good filtration and lots of open swimming space.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
They are herbivorous and will accept most aquarium foods. Provide green vegetables such as cucumber, peas, spring greens etc. Algae wafers and vegetable flakes are also good for them.
Breeding
They haven't been bred in captivity.
Compatibility
They do well in a community with other medium to large fish.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate.
Care
pH: 6.0-7.0, Temperature: 73-81 degrees Fahrenheit
Can live up to 10 years.
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