Difference between revisions of "Monodactylus argenteus"

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== Origin ==
|sexing=:Impossible to tell the sexes apart.
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:Sri Lanka
|tank_compatibility=:Will prey on small fish, so tank mates should be no smaller than 3". Keep in shoals of at least 3-4 or more.
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|diet=:Omnivorous, will eat most things including [[krill]], small pieces of fish and par-boiled vegetables.
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|feeding_regime=:Feed once or twice a day.
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== Sexing ==
|environment_specifics=:Juveniles sold as freshwater, but these are brackish fish, needing a gravity of 1.010 or so to thrive. Adults can live in marine water.
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:Impossible to tell the sexes apart.
|behaviour=:Mono's are active loosely-shoaling fish.
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|identification=:Very distinctive shaped fish, unmistakable. Similar in shape but more exaggerated to the freshwater [[Angelfish]]. It has a silver body with vertical black lines running down through the eye, behind the gills and has yellow tinged dorsal, tail and anal fins.
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== Tank compatibility ==
 +
:Will prey on small fish, so tank mates should be no smaller than 3". Keep in shoals of at least 3-4 or more.
 +
 
 +
     
 +
== Diet ==
 +
:Omnivorous, will eat most things including [[krill]], small pieces of fish and par-boiled vegetables.
 +
 
 +
     
 +
== Feeding regime ==
 +
:Feed once or twice a day.
 +
 
 +
     
 +
== Environment specifics ==
 +
:Juveniles sold as freshwater, but these are brackish fish, needing a gravity of 1.010 or so to thrive. Adults can live in marine water.
 +
 
 +
     
 +
== Behaviour ==
 +
:Mono's are active loosely-shoaling fish.
 +
 
 +
     
 +
== Identification ==
 +
:Very distinctive shaped fish, unmistakable. Similar in shape but more exaggerated to the freshwater [[Angelfish]]. It has a silver body with vertical black lines running down through the eye, behind the gills and has yellow tinged dorsal, tail and anal fins.
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|Category=Fish, Fish (Brackish), Silver Mooney, Fish (Freshwater), Oddballs, Fish (Saltwater)
 
|Category=Fish, Fish (Brackish), Silver Mooney, Fish (Freshwater), Oddballs, Fish (Saltwater)

Latest revision as of 02:48, 13 December 2017

Mono

Monodactylus argenteus-5805.jpg
Mono

Monodactylus argenteus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")

pH

7.2 - 7.8

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

8-18 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Monodactylidae



Additional names

Mono, Fingerfish, Silver Moony, Malayan Angel, Mono Angel, Silver Mooney


Origin[edit | edit source]

Sri Lanka


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Impossible to tell the sexes apart.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Will prey on small fish, so tank mates should be no smaller than 3". Keep in shoals of at least 3-4 or more.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous, will eat most things including krill, small pieces of fish and par-boiled vegetables.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Juveniles sold as freshwater, but these are brackish fish, needing a gravity of 1.010 or so to thrive. Adults can live in marine water.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Mono's are active loosely-shoaling fish.


Identification[edit | edit source]

Very distinctive shaped fish, unmistakable. Similar in shape but more exaggerated to the freshwater Angelfish. It has a silver body with vertical black lines running down through the eye, behind the gills and has yellow tinged dorsal, tail and anal fins.

Pictures[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]