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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Silver Dollar

Picture of Silver Dollars
Common nameSilver dollar
Scientific nameMetynnis hypsauchen
SynonymsMetynnis calichromus
Size6" (15cm)
OriginSouth America
Tank setupLarge tank (4ft/120cm and at least 18"/45cm high) with plenty of open swimming space. Live plants are likely to be eaten, so tough varieties or artificial plants are recommended.
CompatibilityLarger community fish.
Temperature24-28oC (75-82oF)
Water chemistryNot too critical but soft, slightly acidic preferred.
FeedingAccepts most foods, but diet should be mainly vegetable matter
SexingThe anal fin of the male is slightly longer, with more colour.
BreedingEggs are layed amongst clumps of plants.
Comments Metynnis argenteus is very similar to this species, and there are many other species often referred to under the general banner of "Silver Dollar".


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