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Myleus rubripinnis
Red finned silver dollar, Moon redhook
Mueller and Troschel, 1844

Myleus rubripinnis - Red finned silver dollar, Moon redhook - The red hook silver dollar. Rubripinnis means "red finned", as can be seen here.
The red hook silver dollar. Rubripinnis means "red finned", as can be seen here.
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(Other members of the genus Myleus)

ADULT SIZE: 12 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Myleus rubripinnis anything, a true omnivore

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Guyana

AQUARIUM CARE: This species prefers a planted aquarium with open areas for swimming. They are a shoaling fish, and should be kept as such. These attractive silver dollars are true omnivores and will eat some plant matter fom the aquarium as well as dried and live foods

BREEDING: Rarely (if ever) achieved in the aquarium

Have you bred Myleus rubripinnis? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Myleus rubripinnis breeding reports








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