African Moony

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African Moony

This marine aquarium fish is known as African Moony and the correct latin name is Monodactylus sebae. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Moonyfish family. (e) Origin of this species is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Moony is peaceful towards tankmates.

African Moony can grow up to 25 cm what is approximately 9 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 3000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 465 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the African Moony fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

African Moony, picture no. 1

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African Moony, picture no. 5

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