Myleus sp., second take

11. March 2015

week we informed you about the silver dollars we imported which exhibit
an unbelievable green coloration. Here we present to you again
pictures, but this time take from the now settled down specimens. They
do belong without any doubt to the genus Myleus. Three species of Myleus
are reported so far from Peru:  Myleus lobatus, M. rubripinnis, and M.
schomburgkii. The two latter species are well known in the hobby and
look different, so it is most likely that our green new importations
belong to M. lobatus.

pictures are taken from our largest (6 cm long) and our smallest (3 cm
long) specimens. We have put two of the fish in a tank in our showroom,
because we are very curious what will become of them!

For our customers: the fish have code 270702 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer