Animal Stories - Spotted Scat


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The Spotted Scat is one of the friendliest and most popular brackish water fish available!
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mitch - 2012-12-06
Can they be added to salt water tanks? I was told to get one to eat the aiptasia so if yes do you just dump them intop the salt water from fresh water?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-07
    They can slowly be brought into to salt water as they mature.  Start by addind a little at a time.  Make sure to test the salinity, keeping levels from moving too fast or getting too high ang shocking the fish.  I wouldn't just dump it it.  Mixing it in the water during water changes.
  • Donny Tantono - 2014-05-10
    I sell spotted scat fish from indonesia. You can send me an email.
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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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rico - 2012-11-07
Hi want to know how much are the scats are the worth in Australia pet stores?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-09
    Best place to start is your local pet stores.
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anthony - 2013-01-15
The salt water spotted scat they eat at night time?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-15
    They may occasionally eat at night, but they aren't a nocturnal species as far as I can determine... so it would just be an occasional happening.
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Sovit - 2010-06-19
One of the most beautiful fish displayed in a tank but a HUGE drawback! I don't know why many people claim that this fish is peaceful whereas in reality it is EXTREMELY aggressive! They keep nipping the fins of their tankmates & never get tired! They do this continuously which DOESN'T make them a peaceful community fish at all....

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  • robbie - 2011-10-20
    i know how you feel. I had a golden gourami who DOMINATED the tank, all of my fish recently ganged up on him and killed him.
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Peta - 2012-06-03
I have a male and female green Scats, the make is approx 7 inches and the female approx 5 inches. They have been very easy to maintain and I find they love broccoli as a treat!! They are sociable and come to the top of the tank at feeding time!! I am looking at selling them if anyone is interested,

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  • Shane - 2012-07-27
    You can not sex scats
  • Peta - 2012-08-24
    Ok thanks Shane,
  • dick humphrey - 2013-01-07
    I would like to know how you got a male in the first place. I had 2 scats for 4 years and then they died even though they seam healthy. This was because they were egg bound. Without a male that's what happens. I had a 50 gallon breeder tank fresh water always with Magnesium (epsom salt) (T for every 4 gal) and fed them just flake food they were find that way. These fish (the body bio) is freshwater. They they just can live in the other water (males are very hard to find anywhere other than fresh water) so how i have tried to order one.... Sorry I want a young one.
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Jana - 2008-09-24
A friend brought some spotted scats home from fishing. I have not seen them on the local market in Singapore. Is it save to eat this fish, I read they have a venomus spine?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-04-07
    They live where the floating toilets are, and will eat anything they can find...You still want to cook and eat these?
  • Anupam (India) - 2010-07-12
    Hi Jana, your concern is from a totally alien perspective as far as these types of forums are concerned. People here are talking of ways to keep their pets alive by caring about their food and not put them on their dinner plates (don't get carried away by the mention of dinner and salad plates with fins ). I don't think there is a single hobbyist who would want to make a food out of even a dead fish from their aquariums. I guess the general google search could feed you the answer you are hungry for. Good luck !
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Tara - 2009-04-27
I have a red Scat about 2in. I ran across him at petco.funny thing is that he was not suppose to be at that petco. I'm new to taking care of this fish so any advise that you have would be great.. I read everything about them. but what is better the experiance..

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ROBERT LASSON - 2008-10-19
I have had the Green Scats two different times. They are a very enjoyable fish to have. They eat out of your hand and even have a personality much like the Oscar's do. Both of mine were about 5 inches in size and would even let me pet them. I lost them due to a power loss in the winter time. Very hard to find any of this size, most always they are very small. They are very cheap if you order them from a dealer in Thailand 100 at a time. If you get them, you will always be glad you did.

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