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  • Scatophagus argus - Common Scat

    Common Scat (Red Scat/Green Scat) Scatophagus argus


    Photo thanks to Jake

    Temperature: 22 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.2
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 40cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30 40cm
    Tank Size: 5X2X2+
    Feeding: Omnivores that eat mostly plant matter
    Temperament: Peaceful with similar sized fish Can be fin nippers. Occasionally mildly aggressive to fellow scats.

    About: Common Scats come in 2 basic colour variants, red and green. The green is not a particularly clear or attractive colour. Both variants tend to wash out to a muddy brown/bronze colour as they age.

    They are in most respects exactly the same to care for as Selenotoca multifasciata, the above mentioned Silver Scat.

    Common Scats dont seem to have a common price but can usually be picked up as juvies for around $30.


    Article reproduced with permission of the author, Paul Cuttriss (murrayman85). Many thanks for this excellent contribution.
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