Red Scat (Scatophagus argus)

$22.99

A popular brackish water aquarium fish, the Scat occurs in three distinct color forms (green, silver, and red) which were once thought to be different species but are now all considered to be variants of the extremely widespread S. argus. Found along nearly every coastline of the Indo-Pacific region, scats are amphidromous, which means they regularly move between freshwater in marine habitats. Although they are sometimes marketed as a freshwater fish (and can be kept as such as juveniles), scats will do best in brackish or marine aquariums. The ruby scat is the least common color variant of S. argus, and is typically found in estuaries and mangrove forests.  Although juvenile scats can tolerate pure freshwater for a while, they will need to be transferred to a brackish or full marine aquarium later in life. A social fish often found in large aggregations, they do well in groups of 5 or more.

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Description

Red Scat (Scatophagus argus)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet: An omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 7.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but should be kept with similarly sized fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.5 – 8.2
Salinity:                 1.00 – 1.025
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm