Myleus schomburgkii – Zwartband Schijfzalm
Myleus schomburgkii or Disk tetra is a lively schooling fish that can be kept in a community aquarium without soft plants. Those plants can not be used because they are eaten. The aquarium should be set up with stones, driftwood and roots. Javafern and some large, well anchored Echinodorus can be used for decoration as well. A strong peat filter is recommended.
Synonyms: Tetragonopterus schomburgkii, Myloplus schomburgkii, Myletes schomburgkii, Myletes palometa.
South America, inhabits the central parts of the Amazon drainage, Rio Nanay and the upper parts of Rio Orinoco. Brazil, Peru and Venezuela.
They are omnivorous, but the largest part of the food should be vegetable such as lettuce, spinach and peas. Fruit, dry food and live food such as mosquito larvae are accepted as well.
Breeding Myleus schomburgkii – Disk Tetra
About breeding Myleus schomburgkii – Disk tetra in the aquarium nothing is known.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie