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Silver dollar - Metynnis hypsauchen

Silver dollar - Metynnis hypsauchen

Scientific name: Metynnis hypsauchen

Common name: Silver dollar

Family: Characidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 15 - 20 cm (5.91 - 7.87 inch)

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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

Food

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.

Sexing

The male Silver Dollar will have a longer anal fin which will be bright red with a black stripe.

Breeding

This egg layer will lay up to 2000 eggs per spawning.

Lifespan

Metynnis hypsauchen can live to be over 10 years old.

Origin

The Silver Dollar fish is found in South America in the Amazon and Paraguay River basins.

Short Description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk. Also thanks to Tamri Shavi and Damian.

Silver dollar, picture 1 Silver dollar, picture 2 Silver dollar, picture 3 Silver dollar, picture 4

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