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Monodactylus sebae - (Cuvier, 1829)
Sebae Mono

"Monodactylus sebae," Sebae Mono. Aaron Norman

[edit] Overview

A stately, tall brackishwater fish from the shores of West Africa, where it is commonly found in mangrove swamps and areas where freshwater flows into the sea.

Family: Monodactylidae

Other common name(s):

  • African Moony

Native range:

Habitat: Found in brackishwater lagoons, estuaries, mangrove swamps, near coastal reefs. May enter freshwater, but is primarily a brackishwater/saltwater species.

Maximum length: 25 cm (10 in)

Maximum height: 25 cm (10 in)

Minimum aquarium size: 684 L (181 gal)

Water: Marine 24 °C (297 K, 75 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

General swimming level: Mid-level.

[edit] Feeding

Omnivore, but feeds primarily on zooplankton in the wild. Offer meaty foods, along with herbivore rations.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

Peaceful, but larger specimens have been known to ingest small fish tankmates. Should be kept in schools of at least 3-5 fish. Safe with most reef aquarium invertebrates and corals.

[edit] Special Care

Often sold from freshwater display tanks, but will only thrive in brackishwater or full-salinity saltwater. Newly purchased specimens can be acclimated from fresh to saltwater over a period of three days.

[edit] Breeding/Propagation

Pelagic eggs, pelagic larvae.

Reference: A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes
Image credit: AN
Text credit: SWM
Facts about Sebae MonoRDF feed
Common name Sebae Mono  +, and African Moony  +
Family Monodactylidae  +
Genus Monodactylus  +
Image credit AN  +
Maximum height 10 in  +
Maximum length 10 in  +
Minimum aquarium size 181 gal  +
Native range Eastern Atlantic  +, Canary Islands  +, Senegal  +, and Angola  +
Reference A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes  +
Specific name sebae  +
Swimming level Mid-level.  +
Text credit SWM  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 297 K (24 °C, 75 °F)  +
Water type Marine  +

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