Silver Dollar Species

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 : Breeding them is not very difficult. They prefer broad leaves to lay their eggs on.
Aquarium 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.
Diet / Foods : 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.

Common Silver Dollar

Common Silver Dollar (Metynnis Hypsauchen)


(Metynnis Argenteus)

Spotted SD

Spotted Silver Dollar (Metynnis Maculatus)

Red Hook Silver Dollar

Red Hook Silver Dollar (Redhook Myleus)

Widebar SD

Black Bar Silver Dollar (Myleus Schomburgkii)

Tiger SDs

Tiger Striped Silver Dollar (Metynnis Fasciatus)


(Metynnis Luna)

Silver Dollar - Metynnis Altidorsalis

(Metynnis Altidorsalis)


Blackberry Silver Dollar (Myleus Schomburgki)

myleus_schomburgkii_2Thin Bar Silver Dollar (Myloplus Schomburgki)

Metynnis_lippincottianus_-_AquaPorteDoree_01(Metynnis Lippincottianus)



Red Bellied Pacu (Piaractus Brachypomum)

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