Seba Mono (Monodactylus sebae)

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Seba Mono

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Seba Mono

Monodactylus sebae

568 Litres (150 US G.)

20-25 cm (7.9-9.8")


7.5 - 8.2

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Seba Mono, African Moony

Additional scientific names

Psettus sebae

Origin[edit | edit source]


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Should only be kept with other peaceful fish. May prey on fish able to fit into it's mouth.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods, but cannot survive on dry foods alone. Ensure to feed live or frozen foods occasionally.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed on a daily basis, once a day should suffice, but twice is acceptable.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Is a brackish fish, but is much more tolerable of low salinities in comparison to other Monodactylus species. If kept in brackish water, and SG of 1.002 to 1.007 is suggested.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A reserved species, which on occasion will move around actively, particularly at feeding time. Has known to prey on smaller species.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Completely different to other Monos, however has been confused with Freshwater Angelfish.

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Videos[edit | edit source]

In a pet store tank:

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