Black-barred Myleus

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Black-barred Myleus Care Guide

Description: The Black-barred Myleus, scientifically known as Myleus shomburkkis, is a captivating and distinctive species prized for its vibrant colors and striking appearance. With its elongated body and bold black bars contrasted against a colorful background, this fish adds a captivating touch of beauty to any aquarium.

Behavior: Black-barred Myleus are social and active fish, often found in groups swimming in the mid to upper levels of the aquarium. They are peaceful and make excellent additions to community setups, where they can coexist with a variety of tank mates.

Tank Requirements: Provide a spacious aquarium with ample swimming space and a well-planted environment to mimic the natural habitat of the Black-barred Myleus. Offer hiding spots with driftwood, rocks, and plants, as well as open swimming areas. A tank size of at least 75 gallons is recommended to accommodate their size and activity level.

Water Parameters: Maintain stable and slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with temperatures ranging from 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C) and a pH level between 6.0 to 7.5. Ensure good water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration.

Diet: Black-barred Myleus are omnivorous and will accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and vegetable matter. Offer them a varied diet to ensure they receive essential nutrients for growth and coloration.

Compatibility: Black-barred Myleus are generally peaceful and can coexist with a wide range of tank mates, including other medium to large-sized peaceful fish species that share similar water parameters. Avoid keeping them with aggressive or territorial tank mates that may intimidate or harass them.

Max Size: 16 inches