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Ruby Scat (Scatophagus argus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 8-12
Max. Size: 1'
Color Form: Tan, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Singapore, Thailand
Family: Scatophagidae

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The Ruby Scat is bronze to brown with flecks of red over the body. As the Ruby Scat matures, it takes on a humpback appearance and the spots on the body become darker.

The Ruby Scat requires an aquarium of at least 125 gallons with plenty of plants and hiding places. They do best in a brackish water with 3-4 teaspoons of salt per 2.5 gallons of water. It is important to choose live plants that thrive in the brackish water.

The Ruby Scat spawns in the saltwater of the ocean, but the difference between the sexes and their breeding habits are unknown. Gradual change from brackish to saltwater will maximize the coloration and health of the fish as they become older.

The Ruby Scat should be fed mainly vegetable-based foods with meaty foods offered on occasion. Feed dried seaweed, lettuce, algae, a quality flake food and occassionally brine shrimp.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"


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