Animal Stories - Silver Dollar Fish

Animal-World Information about: Silver Dollar Fish

The Silver Dollar is one of the most readily recognized fish in the hobby, and a favorite too!
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Kaylon Bryant - 2010-06-20
I have had three silver dollar fish that were given to me about 3 years ago and have done very well. Recently one has gotten a bloated look to it's stomach, kind of even lumpy looking. It acts fine otherwise. Now a second one is starting to do the same thing. What is it?!

Jason - 2010-04-16
I have 6 Silver Dollars in my Cichlid Community tank and all are getting along well. I was lucky, in a way; they were on sale for $1 each. After about a week, I noticed little white spots on one of them. I used the salt treatment method for 2 weeks and they've been ick free for a month. My display tank includes; 1 Salvini, 1 Firemouth, 1 Sajica, 1 Blue Acara, 1 Calico Convict & babies, 4 Pictus Catfish and 1 Sailfin Plecostomus.

Brandon - 2010-03-31
I love silver dollars. Although they aren't bright or exotic looking they are just so unique. I had 3 who fell to ich and now that I have my tank back healthy, I am going to get 5 of them!

Mike - 2010-02-03
While raising my water temp to around 85degrees (treating Ich), I noticed some breeding behavior was triggered and my 2 males started to suddenly fight. Always schooling together in the past, the temps urged them to become territorial apparently! O.o

Tyler - 2009-11-17
I have one silver dollar. It's 1 in long, male, and lives peacefully in my 10 gallon tank with a 1 in gold pearl angelfish female, and a yellow glo fish male. Today I'm going to get as female for Ron my silver dollar, and well, hope for babies.

Raul Rosales - 2009-02-17
I have had a silver dollar for a 8 years, is true. I bought them at Walmart. I don't know how old it was at that time, but they are older than two of my children. 8 years and they look so healthy and I love them. They are about 5 inches long.

Ethan - 2009-01-15
Hello! my name is Ethan and I am from Long Island, NY. I have a 20 gallon tank that is half full with 2, 3 inch Silver dollar fish. They get along great with my Gold barb, Zig zag eel, Dwarf African clawed frog, my Albino cherry barb (which passed away yesterday), Black neon tetra, Black line rasbora , Cory doras cat, Black skirt tetra, Violet crowned tailed betta, Emperor tetra, Upside down catfish, Head and tail light tetra, and Pretty tetra. My tank is half full because I used to have fire belly newts which need land so I have to have some land for them. [but now the newts are deceased, so I don't really need land anymore.] The silver dollars are very peaceful fish, and get along great in my community tank. The only thing bad about them, is they are a little skittish. They are only babies now, and I can't wait until they are adults. They are both males. I found out how to tell the difference on other web sites. The males have a slight red botttom fin. from, the big "E"!

kerry burks - 2008-12-30
I have a silver dollar fish that is 12in. long and have it in a 55 gal. tank with oscars. Did not know they grew that big, so now what to do with the silver dollar.

eric - 2008-10-26
I just bought two silver dollars, about 1 -1.5 inches long. I just fed them and they are so fast my poor blue gourami got nuttin to eat. I am hoping to get some more soon, and I named them philip and johny.

Lennie - 2008-10-14
Hi, I have 3 dollars who shoal together with 4 very large black widows. They swim around in one big shoal & never bother about the other fish in the tanks. (Rams, red fin shark, silver eyed teras & a couple of catfish.) They are always active & I've never had a problem with them.