Re: [RML] Monodactylus argenteus

Adrian R. Tappin (atappin at ecn.net.au)
Thu, 25 Jun 1998 06:35:31 +1000

Hello Cecilia,
At 10:54 24/06/98 +0200, you wrote:

>Is someone familiar with the M. argenteus (Silver Batfish) and can tell me
anything about it, I've read a bit on Adrian's page, but I want to know more.
>
>Can I for example have it together with any rainbows, or will the water be
too salt for them?
>Can I lower the salinity so I can have them in the same tank?

Monos can be kept with just about anything. Although they will probably
enjoy some salt in their water as they get larger most Monos are sold and
kept in pure freshwater. I think the main thing is to keep the kH levels
above 50-60 ppm. They are a very active fish and therefore like a large
tank. They also can get a bit flighty so try to get a small group of at
least 6 individuals if you want them to settle down and school together.
They are easy to feed and will eat just about anything. They will also enjoy
some green food as well. In fact they will go very well with your
rainbowfishes and will probably compliment each other. I think they are very
nice fish and if only I have a few more tanks I think I would keep them also ;-)

Adrian.
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Adrian R. Tappin
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