Spotted Silver Dollar (Metynnis lippincottianus)


A colorful and attractively marked relative of the common Silver Dollar – a longtime hobby favorite – the Spotted Silver Dollar is a large schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon basin. Although it grows to a fairly large size as an adult, they are hardy and active aquarium fish and make excellent dither fish for large cichlids or in a mixed species community tank of appropriate size. An omnivore in nature, they will eat almost any food offered but should be given a varied diet including some vegetable based foods.



Spotted Silver Dollar (Metynnis lippincottianus)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but best kept with larger fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm