Silver Dollars – Metynnis hypsauchen
The fish that you will receive will be approximately 4cm.
The Silver Dollar has been a favourite amongst aquarists for many years. Its brilliant silver sheen, shoaling behaviour and peaceful demeanour make it a very popular choice for the larger community aquarium. They should be kept in schools of 4 or more.
The Silver Dollar is fairly hardy once acclimatised but fluctuating water chemistry should be avoided. They can also be susceptible to high Nitrates.
Adult Length: 15cm in captivity
Temperature Range 24-28 C
pH Range: 6.5-7.5
Special Requirements: Prefer a mature and stable environment.
Tanks Mates: They are generally peaceful herbivores. They can be stocked with any other peaceful fish.
Feeding: Herbivore primarily, but will go after most anything you put in the tank. Give them a varied diet of fish food including algae wafers, flake, freeze dried and live foods for optimum health