Re: [RML] Re: Scatophagus argus

Bruce Hansen (bhansen at
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 22:36:46 +1000

When I said small I meant about less than Icm - usually from 1inch to3
inches they are pretty hardy. Even if they are used to freshwater I usually
find after a few months they start to get weak and anorexic and will only
come good if given a decent salt environment for a few weeks to "recharge
their batteries".

In nature they probably go downstream to the estuaries regularly or migrate


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-----Original Message-----
From: Piabinha at <Piabinha at>
To: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at>
Date: Saturday, 28 November 1998 9:19
Subject: Re: [RML] Re: Scatophagus argus

>In a message dated 98-11-27 15:56:26 EST, you write:
><< How little are they? I have found that the very small and the very large
> seem to need higher salt levels. >>
>they are about 2.5 ", bruce.
>tsuh yang