Mono (Monodactylus argenteus)

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Mono

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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

Sri Lanka

Sexing

Impossible to tell the sexes apart.

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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