Red Hook Silver Dollars (Myleus rubripinnis) are a fantastic fish if you have a relatively large aquarium. They are active, attractive and easy to keep given a good filter and soft water. Red Hooks can be a little skittish, so do not place your aquarium near doorways or other things that could scare them. To prevent them steaming into the sides of your tank, line your aquarium with plants.
Red Hook Silver Dollar Diet
Red Hook Silver dollars eat virtually every plant that you put in with them. The only plant I have successfully grown without them devouring it is Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana). I like plants, so have resorted to plastic plants, which don’t look too bad to be fair although they take a few months to settle in.
My Red Hooks eat frozen insects and larvae along with plenty of greens and nuts to enrich their diet and provide the plant matter that these feed need in their diet.
Red Hook Silver Dollars Images
Here are some pictures and videos of my Red Hook Silver dollars. I’ve owned them for about 8 years and they live in a 200+ Gallon aquarium in my front room. They are extremely fast fish and do not like the infra red light that most cameras have, so they have been very difficult to photograph!
Here are some of my best efforts!
The Alpha Male!
Chewing a Nut
Red Hook Silver Dollars Displaying
These fish have not reportedly been bred in captivity, so the fact that my fish are displaying and seem to be practicing spawning is Great News! Watch this Video…