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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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Roxy - 2013-04-30
My 2 mono angels are fighting the big mono is hurting small one by bitting his skin...... What should i do knw they r my loving ones

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-30
    Try and add more places for retreat.  Areas that will break the line of sight sometimes work.
  • Anonymous - 2013-06-30
    I would get more of them..if you have the room in your tank. So its not just one getting picked on all the time.
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kye turnbull - 2013-05-13
im thinking of getting some of these, i love native fish of Australia, its my home country, and boy do i love it here!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-14
    They are cool fish, they are one of the candidates we've been considering for a 125 gallon tank we have as well. You're in a good place, as Archerfish are bred in captivity in your country too.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
    It's good because I can catch my own fish from the wild, especially the ones that aren't in the aquarium trade! I wild caught my tandanus when it was about 5 cm long.
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kye turnbull - 2013-04-08
do any Aussies here know about the yellow fin bream? i have one in a fishtank that my friend caught and gave to me. i dont know what to feed it, can someone help?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-09
    Tiger Fish are primarily carnivores. They are a predator that in the wild primarily feeds on fish fry and small fishes, small shrimps, crabs, worms, and insect larvae. In the aquarium their main diet consists of smaller fish although they can sometimes be coaxed into eating shrimp, worms or insects. One look at their large mouth will tell you that small tank mates will disappear quickly. They are not aggressive towards other species but will attempt to eat any fish that will fit into their mouth.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-11
    im not talking about tigger fish! im talking about the yellow fin bream, but doesnt matter, found it dead! not very hardy
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peesbees - 2013-04-06
I just bought a single mono and have kept it with 2 gold fish, 2 sharks, 1 ghost & few guppies! Although read that they are not fresh water fish. But they were kept in fresh water from where I bought them. Is it really a bad idea?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-06
    Mono Fish usually do fine as youngsters in freshwater aquariums. But as they get older they usually do better in a brackish water environment.
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Joel Dale - 2013-02-05
I had one years ago and on my visit to the Shed Aquarium I know I MUST have one again . These are easy fish to keep and will eat out your hand in no time.

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