Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

Also known as Spotted Metynnis

Description

Also known as Spotted Metynnis.

Found in schools close to weedy banks of rivers and tributaries of the Tapajos River Basin.
They feed on plants.
Length - 14cm
Depth - ?m
South America - Brazil

Popular Aquarium fish.
Related to Piranha's but these are strictly vegetarian!
Piranha's have a fearsome reputation (because of James bond 007) as a voracious predator that can strip flesh off bones in minutes, although they have razor sharp teeth they are in fact quite timid scavengers. Ref: http://fishbase.org/summary/Metynnis-argenteus.html

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