Argus Fish - Scatophagus argus
Species name: Scatophagus argus
Synonym: Chaetodon argus, Chaetodon atromaculatus, Ephippus argus, Scatophagus aetatevarians, Scatophagus quadranus,
Common Names: Argus Fish, Scat, Spotted Scat
Max. size: 35 cm / 14 inches
Environment: Fresh, brackish and marine water
Origin: Indo-Pacific. Kuwait to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, north to southern Japan; Palau to Pohnpei in Micronesia
Company: other peaceful fish.
Water parameters: pH 7.2-8.0, temperature 21 - 29°C / 70 - 84° F
Aquarium setup: Scatophagus argus (Argus Fish, Spotted Scat) should be kept in schools in large aquariums. Adult specimens should not be kept in fresh water and young specimens are better kept in brackish water. Scatophagus argus (Argus Fish, Spotted Scat) are sensitive to nitrites. As they get older they prefer a higher salinity. This species eats plants including species that can be kept with most other plant eaters such as java fern.
Feeding: Accepts most foods including flakes.
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