Scatophagus argus

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Scatophagidae
Origin : Indonesie, Phillipines
Length : 30 cm - 12"
Min.length aquarium : 250 cm - 100"
English names : Argusfish, Common scat, Green scat, Red scat, Scat, Spotted scat
Active and peaceful fish that needs brackish water that should be kept in a small school.  It is necessary to add 3-4 teaspoons of seasalt to every 10 liters of water.  The aquarium can be planted on the sides with hard plants that can live in brackish water.  A lot of free swimming space should be left.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

The animals are omnivorous but they prefer soft waterplants and algae. Live and dry food are accepted as well.

About breeding not much is known.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

Copyright AV AquaVISie. All rights reserved.