Silver Dollar Information & Care

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Fish Type Egg-laying
Fish Family Characins
Common Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis argenteus Ahl, 1923
Description

The Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus Ahl, 1923) is a tropical fish belonging to the Characidae family which is closely related to the Pirahna. Originating in the Tapaj?s River basin in South America, this somewhat round-shaped silver fish with slight red-tinged anal fin is mostly found in tanks kept by fish keeping hobbyists.

It will grow to a maximum length of 5.5 inches (14.0 centimeters).

The Silver Dollar is a peaceful schooling species that spends most of its time in the mid- to upper-level of the water. Its maximum lifespan is more than 10 years. An egg-layer, the adult fish will spawn around a 2000 eggs. This breeding occurs in soft, warm water in low light.

Silver Dollars natively live in a tropical climate in the sides of weedy rivers. They prefer water with a 5.0 - 7.0 pH, a water hardness of up to 15.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 75 - 82 °F (24 - 28 °C).

Their diet is almost exclusively vegetarian and in captivity they will often eat all the plants in a tank. They will also eat worms and small insects.

From wikipedia.org

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Silver Dollar

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Fish Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis Argenteus
Description: Silver Dollars, The 3 musketeers

Silver Dollar

freshwater fish - metynnis argenteus - silver dollar stocking in 40 gallons tank - My 2 silver dollars. The big one is 6 years old and come with the tank when I brought it. The little guy I brought so grandpa could have a freind. The little guy follows grandpa around everywhere.
Fish Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis Argenteus
Description: My 2 silver dollars. The big one is 6 years old and come with the tank when I brought it. The little guy I brought so grandpa could have a freind. The little guy follows grandpa around everywhere.

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Fish Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis Argenteus
Description: Nervous Silver Dollars

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Fish Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis Argenteus
Description: these are my silver dollars and 1 redhook

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Fish Name Silver Dollar
Scientific Name Metynnis Argenteus
Description: one of my silver dollars