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Monos

 Monodactylus argenteus (Silver Mono, Silver Mooney, Silver Batfish, Mono Argentus)

Monodactylus argenteus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Silver Mono, Silver Mooney, Silver Batfish, Mono Argentus

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

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These fishes belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei, where they are members of the Family Monodactylidae. There are only two genera, with all species more brackish water specimens than true seawater fishes and are found in estuaries and mangrove swamps. They are somewhat large, and active swimmers needing lots of swimming areas. Very few species make it into the trade.


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