Tiger Silver Dollar (Metynnis fasciatus)


Tiger Silver Dollar One of the more distinctively marked species of Silver Dollar, the Tiger or Barred Silver Dollar originates from the waters of the Rio Tocantins and other nearby rivers in Eastern Brazil. With their intricate “tiger striped” or barred pattern and iridescent coloration, this relatively new hobby species is deservedly popular and is now being commercially bred for the trade.

Like most Silver Dollars, they are a schooling species and should be kept in groups of 3 or more in the aquarium. Due to their large adult size and active nature, they require a fairly large aquarium. This species is a popular dither fish for larger predatory species or medium to large South American Cichlids.