item: 4032606

Silver Dollar


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  • Diet: Flake, Fresh Vegetables
  • Maximum size: 6"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 29+ gallons, lightly planted, prefers aquarium salt added to tank

Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

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Silver Dollar
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Silver Dollar is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Cute! I bought two Silver Dollars and they are very cute but also very scared! Everytime someone goes up to the tank they go and hide. When my bala was dying, one of the silver dollars stayed by is side for a while, which was sweet! They are also gorgeous in the right lighting! They grew pretty fast too and they loooove eating flake foods!
Date published: 2010-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weird fish I have 4 of these guys in my tank right now and they are probably one of the most easily scared fish I have ever owned! Simply walking by, standing up, or even turning the tank lights on sends them into a panick! But when all is calm, they will come out of hiding and swim around and look nice. They will eat Any fish food I put into the tank and have not hurt or botherd the other fish I had in the tank. One weird thing I have noticed, they seem to be into video games, as when ever I am playing a game, I will usually turn around and find all 4 of them, lined up, facing the tv, as if watching it. Its kinda funny and makes having them more enjoyable!
Date published: 2010-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful fish I have three of them and will be buying two more next month. They are easy to take care of and very interesting to watch. They eat a variety of store bought fish foods as well as small insects you catch yourself. Some of the reviews state that they are easily spooked. If that's the case something is not right with your set-up. In my aquarium I have one plastic plant in the front right corner and a 12" aerator stick (a little bit larger than necessary for the aquarium) beneath the gravel along the front. I also have a slightly more powerful filter than recommended for the aquarium size. The plant provides cover for them to hide around and the bubbles from the aerator stick (which rise up along the front glass and then move across the surface) provide cover for them to hide behind/under (the bubbles aren't so much that you can't see the fish unless you are facing one edge on). The key to keeping them from being spooked so easily is to simply provide them with sufficient cover (in their minds). They are still easily observable and go about their business like everything is fine. The slightly more powerful filter and the aerator stick produce a little bit of water current in the aquarium which is good for them as they are native to rivers in the Amazon Basin and rivers flow. They will sometimes hold position facing into the current to gulp down any particles of food which come floating along. They really are a wonderful fish to own and enjoy. :)
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Silver Dollars Silver Dollars are an awesome fish. They are always schooling together, and lived through me cycling my tank. They love it when I crush up broccoli for them.
Date published: 2012-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Beginner Fish! Extremely easy to take care of and put more than one in your aquarium and they will most likely school! I love this fish and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok fish I had one growing up it was a neat fish nice and hand a tendencies to run in to things nice family fish
Date published: 2013-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most beautiful plain fish The Silver Dollars seem plain looking, but they are very beautiful when they "Glimmer". They, as you can see, are built for speed! They seem to always be in a corner together, and they seem to love my air-stone in the tank. They are always moving!
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Fish I bought 3 Silver Dollars around the same time I bought my Oscar (they were all around the same size so I was hoping my Oscar wouldn't make them a snack) and so far they are doing really well. They always stay in a group together and they keep to themselves so my Oscar doesn't think much of them. And like everyone else is saying, they are pretty skiddish but I hope after a while they will get use to everything. Even though they are plain looking they do look very pretty under the lights in my aquarium.
Date published: 2012-06-15
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can i order a female silver dollar fish? when i go to pet smart and look there always males.

Asked by: rod66

Do you have an orange sucker fish that looks like an alien?

Asked by: Thrill

Why will the website not let you order the fish or do an in store pick up. Are they out of stock

Asked by: Brayden1010

How many in for silver dollar fish at petsmart

Asked by: Kim Pham
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