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John Tang - 2014-03-26
I like that fish so much. But I wonder where can I find that Siamese tiger fish.

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Harrycall - 2013-10-08
S.O.S. Monodactylus. Hi guys. 2 months ago I bought 6 small monos in my discus tank. Yes I know. Discus are a pacific guy and mono are speedy guys. Respect between them, normally... But I tried ... They eat good but somedays one of them runs erratic movements like drunk and in 24 hours died. 3 weeks after another one of them too. And another... What is the problem? Ph 6,7 and temp 28C. The aspect of 3 others is very good and eating very fine, like discus. Please, some ideas?... Thanks! Ciclopexx@hotmail.com

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  • Michael - 2014-02-18
    That's a bad mix. Discus need a PH of 6.4-6.8 and soft water. I use 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gals of water. The Mono fish need a PH of 7.8-8.2 and hard water. 1 tablespoon of salt per 5 gals of water is a good start for Mono fish but it will need to be much higher as they grow.
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Anonymous - 2011-12-27
I finally found a place that is not sold out of archer fish and I am thinking of getting some. I would like to breed them but I hear it has never been done before. Some people think it is because they go to saltwater to spawn, I think they would go to freshwater, so maybe I could get a brackish tank with a few of these and slowly change the water to slat and let it stay for a while then slowly change it back to brackish wait awhile, then slowly change it to fresh then slowly change it back to brackish then repeat every 2 months until it works. Will this work?

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  • Mike - 2014-02-08
    It might work.
  • Mike - 2014-02-08
    Don't do that it will make the fish get diseases very easily. You can try but I can't make sure it works.
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David Gillam - 2006-04-04
I have six of these ranging in size from 12cm to 25cm. They seem to be very hardy and I keep at 26c. Very aggressive live feeders. They tend to hang back from smaller fish and lunge suddenly. The mouth is truly huge when fully projected and can cantelever some 5cm on occassions. A healthy fish will have well defined gold with black bands a clear tail fin. Fish that are not healthy will have black patches in the gold and a blackish fin. The colour seems to correct quite quickly in the right conditions.

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  • mj - 2014-02-08
    how long did it take for your Datnoids to grow?
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FendiSunny - 2014-01-18
I currently have 2 Green and 1 Red Scat in my 5 feet tank. They're in freshwater tank with aquarium salt not sea salt. Been keeping them with parrot fish whom the salt is intended for. The Scats are around 3-4 years old. Size is about 4-5 inches. The Green ones seems to grow nicer as adults then the red ones. I also realise the red ones grow way faster than the green ones. They are easy to feed and these 3 are always schooling together. So far I'm not sure when to start moving them to brackish cause they're still fine and growing in the tank. So far so good.

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Ankit - 2012-03-11
I have an experience of keeping various freshwater fishes, for 13+yrs.. But never had the luck of keeping a pair of spotted scat alive for more than a week.. Presently I have 3 tanks. I bought a pair of scats today. But am scared and sad as I don't want to kill or hurt the fishes.. The local LFS suggested that I should try separating the scats in a salty water and then later introduce them in the main tank. Somebody kindly help me out..

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-11
    One issue with Spotted Scats is you really need to know the environment that they were raised in. It is not always the same as what the pet store has them housed in. If you can get them straight from the source you will have much better guy.
  • Katy Singleton - 2012-03-24
    I got one without knowing what it was.. initially it was fine, then it started languishing. I noticed it was crazy about freeze dried worms, so I tried live blood worms and we have not looked back. Two years and counting, and my red scat is 4 inches. Now I am worried that soon I'll have to get rid of it, because I only have a 10 gallon tank. It i;s a friendly little thing, acts likea dog at feeding time, nose pressed against the glass, wagging it's tail (I'm not kidding). So that's my advice, some live worms every day. Expensive !
  • ben - 2013-10-30
    I bought 1 a long time ago he got pretty big and I just set up a tank an no pet shop near me can get them but turns out I can catch them in the river its brackish I caught 1 red scat and at the beach I caught a silver 1 an converted it back to fresh
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Amit - 2013-01-23
I have 4 awesome Mono fish in my 3 ft by 1.5 ft by 1 ft tank. From last 4 months and they have grown nicely. It's a great feeling to have to keep them. Please tell me more about them to make them more healthy and happy.

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  • manoj - 2013-08-29
    Add around 1 Kg rock salt to your aquarium. They need brackish water when they get older.
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Lee smith. - 2010-10-03
I have got 5 silver monos, what is the best size tank to keep them in?

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  • Daniel750 - 2010-11-26
    A 55 Gallon tank.
  • neel - 2011-05-19
    Almost you can keep them in 2 and half feet by 15 inch by 15 inch tank.
  • Randall - 2013-06-30
    I'd say at least a 55g if not bigger for 5 of them. They get about 10' and need room to swim and grow. I have 1 in a 90g.
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Bhupesh kumar - 2013-01-31
I bought 6 young mono angels today and they seem happy in my 20 gal. Sandy aquarium it's very enjoyeble to see these cute fishes.

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  • Randall - 2013-06-30
    You are going to need a bigger tank for these guys. They are suppose to be in at least a 55g if not bigger for 6 of them. They can grow up to 10' and live up to 11 years.
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Randall - 2013-06-30
I just got a silver mono and it was in a brackish tank at the fish store. I was a little worried that he might die cause I have a fresh water tank. But he seems to be doing just fine and I am very happy with him. He loves the rocks in my tank and is very active. Great fish to add if you have at least a 55g tank they need room to swim and grow.

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