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how to breed silver dollars?

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Similar to how you breed any egg scattering tetra.

The trick is to remove the eggs before they get eaten.

Much like Angelfish, the best way to acquire a breeding pair is to purchase a half dozen juvenile silver dollars and raise them together. Although the parents will not consume the eggs or fry, other fish will, so when spawning them it is wise to place them in a separate tank. To facilitate spawning, make sure the water is soft (8 dgH or below) and warm (80 to 82 F), keep the lighting dim, and provide fine leafed plants (which will be eaten if they are live rather than plastic plants) The silver dollar will tend to lay its eggs around or even in floating plants. The male Silver Dollar will have a longer anal fin which will be bright red with a black stripe. Eventually a pair will spawn, and the female will lay up to 2000 eggs. The eggs will fall to the bottom of the tank, where they will hatch in three days. After approximately a week, the fry will be free swimming and able to eat fine foods such as commercially prepared fry food, finely crushed spirulina, or freshly hatched brine shrimp

A Brief information about ornamental fish:- Metynnis argenteus (sliver dollar)

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Few upturned, uniform size pots around the perimeter of your tank, cover the bottom with java moss, cut and lay a sheet of aluminum screen the size of your tank bottom, lay it on the pots. That's how I do it, anyway..the adults will knock off any fry that go up through the mesh, but considering the size and frequency of spawns you'll still grow more than you need.

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