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  • Tandanus tandanus - Eeltail catfish

    Tandanus tandanus - Eeltail catfish

    Eeltail Catfish Tandanus tandanus


    Photo thanks to stacky


    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature: 10 - 27c
    pH: 7.0 - 7.8
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 90cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 40cm
    Tank Size: 6X2X2+
    Feeding: Carnivore, not fussy. Will eat snack size tankmates.
    Temperament: Predatory but ignores fish too big to eat.

    About: Tandanus are a very tough fish. They are as...
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  • Scatophagus argus - Common Scat

    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...
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  • Selenotoca multifasciata - Silver Scat

    Selenotoca multifasciata - Silver Scat

    Silver Scat Selenotoca multifasciata


    Photo thanks to jake

    Temperature: 22 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.2
    General Hardness: Medium - Hard
    Max. Size: 35 - 40cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 5X2X2+
    Feeding: Any smallish pellet suitable for omnivores/herbivores.
    Temperament: Can show mild aggression to fellow scats. Otherwise peaceful.

    About: Scats are great looking fish that are always active! They...
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  • Toxotes chatareus - Archerfish

    Toxotes chatareus - Archerfish

    Archerfish Toxotes chatareus


    Photo thanks to Frenchie WA

    Temperature: 22 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.2
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 40cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 25cm
    Tank Size: 5X2X2
    Feeding: Feeds only at the surface and prefers higher protein food. Happily eats insects and worm, etc.
    Temperament: Generally regarded as peaceful.

    About: There are 7 species of the genus Toxotes. The two...
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  • Monodactylus argentus - Mono Argent

    Monodactylus argentus - Mono Argent

    Mono Argent Monodactylus argentus


    Photo thanks to Aussie Natives

    Temperature: 22 - 27
    pH Level: 7.6 8.2
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 20 25cm
    Tank Size: 6X2X2
    Feeding: Omnivorous, not fussy eaters.
    Temperament: Peaceful, can be aggressive to one another in small groups, best kept in big groups or with Scats.

    About: Mono Argents are one of Australias more...
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  • Scortum barcoo - Barcoo Grunter

    Scortum barcoo - Barcoo Grunter

    Barcoo Grunter Scortum barcoo


    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature: 18 - 27c
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 35cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 35cm
    Tank Size: 4x2x2
    Feeding: Carnivore, eats almost anything
    Temperament: Peaceful with fish of a similar size. Some individuals can be more aggressive.

    About: Also known as Jade Perch. These fish are a significant aquaculture species...
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  • Bidyanus bidyanus - Silver Perch

    Bidyanus bidyanus - Silver Perch

    Silver Perch Bidyanus bidyanus


    Photo thanks to SMCK001

    Temperature: 22 - 27c. Can tolerate temps as low as 10. Disease susceptibility increases below 15.
    pH Level: 6.8 - 7.8
    General Hardness: Moderate - Hard
    Max. Size: 40cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 35cm
    Tank Size: 6x2x2
    Feeding: Eats any prepared foods
    Temperament: Can get aggressive with smaller fish, fine in groups of 6 or more

    About: Silver Perch...
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  • Oxyeleotris lineolata - Sleepy Cod

    Oxyeleotris lineolata - Sleepy Cod

    Sleepy Cod Oxyeleotris lineolata


    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature: 22 - 27c
    pH Level: 6.8 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Soft - Moderate
    Max. Size: 45cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 35cm
    Tank Size: 5x2x2
    Feeding: High protein pellets and meaty foods.
    Temperament: Predatory but ignores fish too big to eat Mostly.

    About: Strangely Sleepys are one of my favourite fish. They are hideously ugly, sedentary and...
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  • Bresedium brevipes - Freshwater Crab

    Bresedium brevipes - Freshwater Crab

    These crabs are in the Sesarmidae family, here is what Peter Davie from the Queensland Museum sent me: Bresedium brevipes (de Man, 1889) Distribution: QLD (NE coast); central Indo-west Pacific Oceans (Indo-Malaysia, Philippines). Ecology: burrowing, estuarine, mangrove, swamp, intertidal. Peter Davie has "...collected them in upper estuarine mangroves as well as from the edges of freshwater sections of small creeks somewhat further upstream than the mangrove zone, but larval development ...
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  • Hephaestus fuliginosus - Sooty Grunter

    Hephaestus fuliginosus - Sooty Grunter

    Sooty Grunter Hephaestus fuliginosus


    Photo thanks to kurt19

    Temperature: 18 - 27
    pH Level: 6.8 7.8
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 50cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 40cm
    Tank Size: 4x2x2+
    Feeding: Large high protein pellets, frozen or fresh fish/prawns, Live feeders.
    Temperament: Very aggressive even toward larger fish.

    About: There are a few species known by the common name Sooty Grunter, by far...
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    Photo thanks to murrayman85

    Temperature:
    pH Level: 7.0 - 8.0
    General Hardness: Moderate
    Max. Size: 30cm
    Realistic Max. Size: 30cm
    Tank Size: 4X1.5X1.5
    Feeding: Usually will take any high protein pellets, live and frozen meaty foods. Can be difficult/impossible to wean.
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    Photo thanks to Capitan Primero

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    Realistic Max. Size: 13cm
    Tank Size: 3x1.5x1.5
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