Blackberry Silver Dollar (Myleus schomburgkii 'blackberry") CareSheet
The Blackberry or Blueberry Silver Dollar (M. schomburgkii) is a rare, carefully bred color variation of the Black Bar Silver Dollar (M. schomburgkii) that originated with Asian breeders and is still quite uncommon in the United States. These fish are a beautiful and dramatic addition to any larger community aquarium, with a characteristic blueish-black splotch that covers much of the body and deep red fins. It requires the same care and behavior as the more well-known Black Bar or Blue Hook Silver Dollars, and it will happily school with other species of the same genus.
Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, feeds largely on fruit and nuts in the wild. Will accept most prepared foods in the aquarium.
Adult Size: 6"
Recommended Tank Size: 90 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but may intimidate smaller or slower-swimming tankmates. Best kept with similarly sized large fish.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH: 6.5 - 7.2