Who knows silver dollars?

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This has been driving us nuts for a while now. I have 6 silver dollars. 5 of them are football shaped and spotted. 1 is much larger, round shaped, and silver with no spots. We really want some more of ones like him but NEVER see them. what is the difference? all I ever see around here is spotted ones. There is a fish store about 4 hours away from me that had a show tank with some that were even bigger, but it just said they were silver dollars. Help me out? pics show the bigger non spotted one.



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Poseidon2.0 replied the topic: Who knows silver dollars?

Does the silver one school with the spotted ones?
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mafiastyle87 replied the topic: Who knows silver dollars?

Yep it does
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jmunroe replied the topic: Re:Who knows silver dollars?

Looks to be a metynnis argenteus.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Who knows silver dollars?

Spotted silver dollars are Metynnis Lippincottianus while the silver ones are Metynnis argenteus. Petco and Petsmart somes gets them both in. The spotted ones will stay smaller than the silver ones, around 4" in standard leength. The silver one will get up to 6" in standard length.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Who knows silver dollars?

argenteus or hypsauchen? Confused with the two.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Who knows silver dollars?

turtle lover wrote: argenteus or hypsauchen? Confused with the two.


www.seriouslyfish.com/species/metynnis-argenteus/

They are virtually indentical in terms of appearance and care requirements. The two species can be told apart as m. hypsauchen has a black blotch located slightly above and behind each eye.

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