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Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

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Silver dollar fish live naturally in South America. They are also a popular option for freshwater tanks. They are active yet friendly fish and make a great addition to community tanks. 

They come in a variety of colors that will brighten up your tank. If you’re looking for a lively and beautiful fish, these are a great pick. 

Caring for silver dollar fish is easy and it’s easy to breed them as well. If you’ve been looking for a new fish to add to your home aquarium, you should check out these amazing fish.

The silver dollar fish is native to South American rivers like the Amazon in Brazil. They live in heavy and long vegetation and have a body built to successfully navigate this environment. 

Commonly called silver dollar fish or plant piranhas, the scientific name of these fish is metynnis argenteus. They come from the Characidae family. 

While from the same family as piranha (Characidae), the silver dollar fish eats mostly plants. They are natural herbivores yet do sometimes eat meat. These freshwater fish have a long lifespan and are hardy. 

They are a naturally communal fish that is easy to breed, eats a variety of foods, and works great with bottom-feeding fish.