Scientific Name: Metynnis lippincottianus
Common Name(s): Spotted silver dollar
Diet: Their diet is almost exclusively vegetarian and in captivity they will often eat all the plants in a tank. They will also eat worms and small insects. They also like tropical flake food and spirulina flakes or sea weed salad.
Breeding: Breeding them is not very difficult. They prefer broad leaves to lay their eggs on.
Temperament: Silver Dollars are very peaceful and get along well with other species in a community tank. They prefer to have the company of other individuals of their own kind, but also interact positively with other species.
Temperature: 77 – 84°F
pH: 6.5 – 8.5