From the article: Silver Dollar
Have you kept a Silver Dollar? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Silver Dollars. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
My new silver dollar
- Yesteday i bought 1 sd, 3 mollies and a pleco. The sd was about 1.3 inch in size. I thought that it will remain the same size. But while surfing on the internet, i was shocked when i saw a video on youtube of a 8 INCH silver dollar. If i knew that it will become that size i wont had bought it cause my aquarium is not enough big for a fish like that
- —Guest Niven
- Our silver dollers all are losing there bottom lips and are dieing very slowly any help would be appreciated thanks
- —Guest Davey
Not for a small tank
- I have seen number of sites suggesting that the minimum tank size is 20g. This is fine if you want to see your sd dead in a few months. I have kept my 4 sd in a 55g tank and it is obvious to me that they as they grow, and mine are less than few months old, they will need even larger tank for optimal health. If you really care about your fish don't put them in a tiny tank. Sd can reach 7-8 inches and are designed to swim so a group of 4-6 of them woul need more than a 100g tank. If you are not prepared to provide it, than don't by sd.
- —Guest Lovefish
- If annie is watching.my platy is also very friendly with my sd and rubs her side and moves up and down her body and circles her.i have taken a video of it.very unusual I think.
- —Guest Al
- I have 5 fully grown dollars all 6-7 inch. I also keep very young angel fish corys and bala sharks. They will only eat very small fish neons etc they are the most peacefull fish I have owned. It is even possible to keep neons if they are all raised together as they wont see them as food
- —Guest jay
- i have found that my silver dollars will try anything they can fit in their mouth including small fish like neon's a wee snack. My dollars were a bit skittish in a 4 ft long tank, but now they are in a 6x2 ft they love it and dont act skittish anymore
- —Guest jay
silver dollar fish
- I have one that is almost 19 years old and has survived in almost every water condition imaginable, moving to new homes in containers etc. I only have the one dollar fish and he is social with the other fish in my tank. The thing is, he blinks! I keep getting told it's not possible but have lots of witnesses! He never got really big either. Feed him flake and algae wafers and recently blood worms because of my black ghost. Fun little friend, we call him Buck:)
- —Guest Sheila
2 silvers and a rainbow
- I have 2 silvers 1 rainbow bosemani 1 pleco 1 clown loach a mild tempered cichlid and a couple of feeder fish that are extremely cheap/hardy bottom feeders, my rainbow which is a male chases the silvers sometimes but they don't appear stressed and all live peacefully together in a 56 gallon tank, I usually do a 75-85% water change every other week or so, I think both silvers might be males, haven't seen spawning behavior or anything, both have red fins, one has a red spot on either side on the gills, I have some java moss going but haven't seen the silvers eat it and otherwise have plastic plants for now, once my java moss takes off I might start adding hardier live plants and see if they'll survive with the silvers lol
- —Guest Brad
- I had 3 silver dollars, two died, and one is still alive. Well this morning he was eating one of my black mollies, and when I came home later he was at another one. I put in a baby fish net. And I feed him the brine all the time. He is awful, never want another one.
- —Guest Mimi
- I have a 200l tank with 5 s.d's 6 jewel cichlids 2 corys and 2 bristlenose plecs. my dollars have been there the longest but have always crammed themselves into 1 corner of the tank. They do swim around at feeding time but then go and hide. Any ideas on how to get them patroling the tank more also my latest one is a male and has took a shine to my largest s.d she dont seem interested and he sometimes wont leave them alone and they just look harassed and he chases all my other fish will this behaviur calm down i have only had him 3 weeks
- —Guest jay
- A LITTLE TIP) Ii started using this way of quarantining fish. Just a couple of drops of methylene blue in the bag of new fish left to stand 1/2 a hour flouting in the main tank. Don't know if it works but I don't lose fish this way and it sterilizes the water before adding to the main aquarium. Good look. Remember just a couple of drops, I take no responsibility from fish deaths:) so if the shop keepers sends them already quarantined, then no need to for you to bother.
- —Guest RbWdhOEqCJLT
Silver Dollars Hide
- Mine are scared of me an hide a lot, it's really sad since they are beautiful creatures, I don't know what to do :(
- —Guest MattyB
- I just adopted a SD yesterday, he was missing an eye so I named him one eyed Larry. He is only the size of a quarter right now but doesnt seem timid at all in my community tank and is feeding well. His tank mates leave him alone. I have gouramis, tiger barbs, rosy barbs, blue rams, bolivian rams, and a rainbow shark. He is so cute. Did not know that you ADOPT fish LOL!
- —Guest Hannah
18 years old
- My silver lived in a 20 gal tank with a variety of smaller fish. He grew to be about 6" long and just died this w.e at 18 years old.
- —Guest Jim from R. Pt.
Trying to pair silver dollars
- I have 12 silver dollars in a 80 gallon community tank...the size is from 1 inch to 3 inches...but don’t know which is male and which is female...can anyone guide how to spawn them...raised them from the time when they were just half inch...
- —Guest omkar
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