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Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus) 5cm

The Silver Dollar fish comes from South America and has been a favorite among tropical fish hobbyists for many years. They get to be about 15cm or about the size of a saucer. They are a brilliant silver in colour and in some varieties, the male will have a small amount of red on its anal fin. They do best in schools of 6 or more and can become scared easily if not in a school. However, even in small schools they can still be very skittish, especially if you approach the tank too quickly. If you come up too fast or if you make quick movements they may start darting around the tank and could possibly injure themselves. For this reason, make sure that there are no sharp tank decorations in the aquarium.

They are mostly peaceful but can be extremely