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.