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Scatophagus argus
Spotted scat, Green scat, Red tiger scat
breeding notes

BREEDING: Unknown, but probably requires full marine conditions.

Have you bred Scatophagus argus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?


This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

To add details of your experiences of Scatophagus argus, why not fill in a Breeding and maintenance Report.

Would Scatophagus argus be a good addition to a community tank?
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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Scatophagus argus?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

At what average temperature?
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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

In general, how difficult is Scatophagus argus to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Scatophagus argus?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Water temperature: 28oC+
Disposition: Somewhat aggresive on occasions Community tank?: Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tankBreeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Breeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: Fairly sucessfulYears Experience: 4
Other Comments: In India, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculure, chennai has successfully bred Scatophagus argus through hormonal manipulation and juveniles produced. For breeding purpose the fish has to be maintained in 30 ppt and above salinity. Initially rotifer is suuplied as feed for the scat larvae and after 10th day post hatch, Artemia naluplii supplied. Scat larvae can be weaned to artificial diet from 20th day. No cannibalism noticed.
Date this record created: 11th August 2011Breeding date: 2011
Breeder: Location: Chennai India







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