Tiger Silver Dollar (Metynnis fasciatus)


One of the more distinctively marked species of Silver Dollar, the Tiger or Barred Silver Dollar originates from the waters of the Rio Tocantins and other nearby rivers in Eastern Brazil. With their intricate “tiger striped” or barred pattern and iridescent coloration, this relatively new to the hobby species is deservedly popular and is now being commercially bred for the trade. Like most Silver Dollars, they are a schooling species and should be kept in groups of 3 or more in the aquarium. Due to their large adult size and active nature, they require a fairly large aquarium. This species is a popular dither fish for larger predatory species or medium to large South American Cichlids.



Tiger Silver Dollar (Metynnis fasciatus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen & prepared feeds
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but best kept with similarly-sized fish

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