|Common name||Mono, Malayan angel, Moonfish
|Scientific name||Monodactylus argenteus|
|Size||10" (25cm), but usually smaller in aquaria.|
|Tank setup||A large brackish tank (80 gallons plus advisable for a shoal of adults) with plenty of open swimming space. Branches, roots or bogwood
can be used for decor, along with plastic plants if desired.|
|Compatibility||Semi-aggressive towards its own kind, and is therefore best kept in a group of 5-6 or more to spread out
the aggression. Generally ok with other similar sized brackish fishes such as Scats and Archerfish.|
|Water chemistry||Maintain in brackish conditions. Juveniles are often sold in fresh or slightly salted water, but
high-end brackish or marine conditions are preferable for adults.|
|Feeding||Omnivorous and will accept most aquarium foods, provide a varied diet including plenty of vegetable matter.
Will eat live plants.|
|Breeding||Rarely accomplished in captivity; changes in salinity are required.|
A second Monodactylus species, M. sebae (often known as the Finger Mono) is fairly common, and has similar requirements.