Silver Dollar Blackberry
The Blackberry Red Hook Silver Dollar is one of the more rare silver dollar fish. Its requirements are the same as most. Can reach sizes of 7 inches and should be kept in small schools of 4 as they can become quite skittish if not kept in schools. Important to note that Silver Dollars love to eat plants, and if put in a planted tank, will most likely eat everything.
They are mostly peaceful but can be extremely aggressive eaters. Watching them eat can be fun. Drop an algae wafer into your tank and watch the other Silver Dollars chase the one that gets it around the tank. For the plant keepers out there, they are herbivores and notorious for the serious damage that they can do to your live plants.
For food, they will accept most foods including vegetable flakes, pellets, frozen, freeze dried and live foods.
The Silver Dollar Fish can be fairly hardy once acclimated, but avoid fluctuating water parameters. When you are doing your water changes try to put in water that is as close to the same temperature as possible and don’t let the nitrates get too high!
- Species – Myleus schomburgkii ‘blackberry’
- Common Name – Blackberry Silver Dollar
- Origin – Asian
- Diet – Herbivore
- PH Range – Alkaline 6 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 24 – 28°c
- Breed Type – Egg layer
- Max Size – approximately 12cm
- Sex – Un-sexed