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Silver Dollar

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The Silver Dollar is a South American fish, commonly found in fish tanks around the world. They are closely related to the Pirahna.
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Latin Name: Metynnis argenteus Conservation Status: Unknown
Distribution: South America Estimated Size: 5.5"
Lifespan: More than 10 Years  
 
Silver Dollars swim in schools, and are a very peaceful species. As their name suggests, they are round, silver in colour, with a red anal fin. The Silver Dollar is mostly vegetarian in diet, but will occasionally eat small insects. They can be found swimming in weedy river banks in South America.
 

         
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