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Family: Scatophagidae
Species: Scatophagus argus
Common Name: Scat
Size: Up to 12 inches (30cm)
Min Tank Size: 55 gallon.
Habitat: Indo-Pacific: Pacific and Indian oceans, Philippines and Indonesia.
Diet: Omnivorous, takes all types of food.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Brackish to marine, pH 7.5 to 8.5, dH to 25°, temperature range 72 to 82°F (20-28°C)
Note: Young may be kept in a brackish setup but as they mature they should be totally marine.
Care: Easy, likes to be kept in groups.
Communities: Good
Suitability: Hard, should be kept in brackish water when young and moved to marine when mature.

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