Silver Dollar "Metynnis argenteus"
5" - 8"
Black, Red, Silver
Slightly acidic (5.8-7.5 pH), soft water hardness (3-8 dGH), 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus) is a schooling fish from Brazilian river systems. It is often best to keep Silver Dollar in schools larger than six, as they will behave most naturally when multiples are present. The Silver Dollar will reach a length of six inches, and should be kept in an aquarium larger than 75 gallons, once mature.
Fecundity: The Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus) may produce over 1,000 eggs per clutch. Try to maintain slightly soft (3 to 8 dGH), acidic conditions (6 to 7 pH) in order to encourage reproductive behaviors.
Aquarium Diet (Herbivore): Spirulina, Daphnia, Boiled Vegetative Matter, Brine Shrimp, Blackworms
Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (5.8-7.5 pH), soft water hardness (3-8 dGH)
Compatibility: The Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus) are typically compatible with Oscar, Severum, Jack Dempsey, Synodontis, and Rainbowfish.