some Spotted Silver Dollar Fish
for sale in our facility. Click
here for more about buying Silver
Dollars from us. Silver Dollars
are a schooling fish, and these
Silver Dollars were in a large group,
when this picture was taken.
Silver Dollars in the picture above have a gold
sheen with some spots on their sides and are
just beginning to show some red in their fins.
We like to get premium fish like these with
interesting markings and some special coloration.
Pictures: in the top picture is
a 1.5" Silver Dollar, in the middle
picture is the same Silver Dollar
grown to about 3.5" long. Click
on each picture to see a bigger
names: There are many different
species of Silver Dollar. The ones
shown here are probably either Metynnis
argenteus or Metynnis hypsauchen
Pictures: in the picture is a 1.5"
Spotted Silver Dollar. Click on
each picture to see a bigger picture.
Scientific name: There are many
different species of Silver Dollar
Fish. This one is probably Metynnis
Dollars are relatives of the Piranha. But Silver
Dollars are mainly vegetarians that will adapt
to eat almost anything. Six or more Silver Dollars
make a beautiful school in a large aquarium.
Dollars will soon need an aquarium with at least
50-gallons of water, an
exterior power filter with a BIO-Wheel,
a maximum of 1/4-inch of
gravel, and an
aquarium heater adjusted to keep the water
between 78 and 82 degrees F. Click
here for more about warm water aquariums.
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Dollars are vegetarians that will do well on
floating flake food, when they are small. Later
feed them a pellet food. Click
here for more about feeding fish. Silver Dollars are said to eat only vegetation
in their natural habitats, so it's fun to
feed them some, oh say, watermelon. ;^ }
read about several groups of compatible fish.
Silver Dollar pictures
young Silver Dollar Fish swimming in an aquarium
here at AquariumFish.net, when one of us took
this pictures. At the time we took this picture,
this fish was about 1.5" long.
same fish a few months later in the same aquarium
but now grown to about 3.5" long. Click
here to buy Silver Dollars.
Size and Lifespan
Dollars can grow to 6" and probably larger.
They live for several years, and with excellent
water and premium food they may live for many
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