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Disk Tetra – Myleus Schomburgkii


Common name: Disk Tetra

Scientific name: Myleus Schomburgkii

Average Adult Fish Size:  4.5 inches  /  12 cm

Place of Origin: South America.

Typical Tank setup: Well planted with rocks and driftwood/bogwood. They love playing in a moderate to strong current.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 50 gallon / 200 litre

Compatibility: It is very common to find tetras with Corydoras as companions, as they are both quite peaceful and other tank mates like Guppies, other Tetras, Rasboras, Mollies & Platies

Temperature: 73 – 81 Deg F / 23 – 27 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 6.0 – 7.0

Feeding: The disk tetra is primarily a herbivore so heavy spirulina based flake food is great alongside algea wafers although blood worms will be well received too.

Sexing:  The male disk tetra has a more pointed dorsal fin.

Breeding: Currently unreported in the hobby.

Additional Information: This tetra is generally peaceful but they are sometimes prone to fin nipping on some of their tank mates. Keeping them in a school of 6 or more may help alleviate this problem.