Silver dollar - Metynnis hypsauchen
Scientific name: Metynnis hypsauchen
Common name: Silver dollar
Usual size in fish tanks: 15 - 20 cm (5.91 - 7.87 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 29 °C (75.2 - 84.2°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
This herbivore will accept any veggie matter you can throw at it. They have teeth that are made to shred even live decorative plants in the aquarium.
The male Silver Dollar will have a longer anal fin which will be bright red with a black stripe.
This egg layer will lay up to 2000 eggs per spawning.
Metynnis hypsauchen can live to be over 10 years old.
The Silver Dollar fish is found in South America in the Amazon and Paraguay River basins.
Metynnis hypsauchen is a very timid species which should be provided with plenty of hiding places. They will eat any plant you add to the aquarium so fake plants and caves should be the elements used for hiding spaces.
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