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Auction for a group of 4

Approx size 4-5cm

Silver Dollar Fish Profile Facts and Care Information

Scientific Name : Metynnis hypsauchen

Common Names : Silver Dollar Fish

Care Level : Easy, good for freshwater beginners and quite hardy once acclimated. Stay on top of your water changes to prevent nitrates from accumulating.

Size : 6 - 7 inches (15 - 18 cm)

pH : 6 - 7.5

Temperature : 75°F - 82°F (24°C - 28°C)

Water Hardness : 8° to 15° dH,

Life span : 5 - 10 years

Origin / Habitat : South America

Silver Dollar Fish Temperament / Behavior : They are generally peaceful. It is best to keep them in small schools of 4 or more. They may become scared easily if not kept in schools.

Silver Dollar Fish Breeding / Mating / Reproduction : Breeding them is not very difficult. They prefer broad leaves to lay their eggs on.

Tank Size : 55 gallons but preferably much larger since they should be kept in schools.

Silver Dollar Fish Compatible Tank Mates : Many, due to their peaceful nature.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease - Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment

Diet / Fish Food : 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.

Tank Region : Mostly in the middle

Gender : The male's anal fin will have a small amount of red on it.

We are open Monday 9am-4.30pm, Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am- 1pm, Closed Sunday and Public Holidays. We use Post Haste Couriers
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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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