Silver Dollar

Metynnis argenteus

Silver dollars are a South American native fish. They live well in several different communities, are very inquisitive and curious, they have a very silver shiny body, will grow to 6 inches, and grow quickly. They are mid dwelling herbivores, and can live to over 10 years. They are easy to care for in standard tropical fish conditions. Sexing them can be difficult, but in adults the mature males have an anal fin which is convex in the front. Females front part of anal fin is straight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

submitted by wayne

Maximum Size: 6 inches

Minimum Tank size: 55 gallons

water requirements: 78-84 degrees F, soft, acidic water is preferred, but will adapt to most water chemistry

Breeding: egg layer, prefer broad leaves to lay eggs on

 

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