Offering Metynnis lippincottianus «Spotted» (Spotted Silver Dollar).
A fast growing fish from South America, closely related to piranha and pacu, and occupying much of the same waters, they can be thought of as a vegetarian piranha due to their physical similarities and veracity. So named for their bright silver sheen and round bodies, they can reach sizes of 6 inches in diameter, being very physically impressive as they mature. Spotted silver dollars are distinguishable from normal silver dollars by their spotted patterns, as per their name. They will eat many forms of vegetables and commercial foods, including your favourite aquatic plants, at a phenomenal rate. As such they are extremely greedy eaters and can compete heavily with other fish at feeding time. They require a large tank to accommodate their fast, active natures, indeed they are very skittish fish that are almost constantly moving as a defence mechanism. Unfortunately this jittery tendency can disturb other tankmates, as well as ruin an otherwise peaceful aquarium viewing experience.
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