Diseases and Parasites
Life History and Behavior
- Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myleus schomburgkii
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The disk tetra has a black bar on its side.
In the aquarium
This fish is of minor importance as a food fish in addition to its use as an aquarium fish. In an aquarium, the disk tetra grows to 40 cm (16 in). It prefers a pH of 5.0 to 7.0 and a temperature of 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F). They are related to pacus and piranhas. They primarily eat fruits, small fish, crustaceans, clams, and snails. This fish is capable of delivering serious bites.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Myleus schomburgkii" in FishBase. July 2014 version.
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