Monodactylus argenteus
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Monodactylus argenteus

Common Names: Butter Bream
Malayan Angelfish
Silver Mono
Silver Moonfish
Silver Moony
Synonyms: Chaetodon argenteus
Psettus argenteus
Family: Monodactylidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Australia; Australia.
Main Ecosystem: Estuary; Estuary
Temperament: Schooling; Timid, peaceful, and predatory towards small fish. Should be kept in a school and can be kept with other, larger saltwater fish such as Bream, Tarwhine, etc.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed prawns and small live fish. Monodactylus argentus are ravenous and will readily take most foods. Salt or very brackish water must be used. Monodactylus argentus can be slowly weaned from the salt water to slighly brackish water over six months by gradually reducing the amount of salt added to the tank after each water change. The tank substrate should be sand or coral.
7.8 - 9
20°C - 28°C
68°F - 82°F
Potential Size: Male: 17cm (6.7")
Female: 17cm (6.7")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Cannot be determined from external features.
Breeding: Not accomplished in an aquarium.
Comments: Seen in large fast swimming shoals in the wild.
Main Colours: Silver, Yellow
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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