Mono (Monodactylus argenteus)

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Monodactylus argenteus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

22.9-25.4cm (9-10 ")


7.2 - 7.8

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

8-18 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



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.

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