Species group: Piranhas
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Scientific name: Metynnis lippincottianus
The Spotted Silver Dollar is a peaceful shoaling species which is found in densely vegetated streams in the Amazon River basin in Brazil and also in rivers in French Guiana. In aquariums it is best kept in groups of at least five fish.
Looks bad, but fish recover
Stress brings on this viral disease. The fish will recover if most cases. But if you have a dead fish, for any reason, remove it immediately. If fish eat a dead fish, the virus may be transmitted. The rotting fish will cause a stressful spike in ammonia and nitrite. Remove dead fish right away!!!.
From James 70 days ago