Animal Stories - Spotted Scat


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The Spotted Scat is one of the friendliest and most popular brackish water fish available!
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Jose Torres - 2020-10-01
I’d like to buy a few scats if possible.

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Ankit - 2012-03-11
I have an experience of keeping various freshwater fishes, for 13+yrs.. But never had the luck of keeping a pair of spotted scat alive for more than a week.. Presently I have 3 tanks. I bought a pair of scats today. But am scared and sad as I don't want to kill or hurt the fishes.. The local LFS suggested that I should try separating the scats in a salty water and then later introduce them in the main tank. Somebody kindly help me out..

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-11
    One issue with Spotted Scats is you really need to know the environment that they were raised in. It is not always the same as what the pet store has them housed in. If you can get them straight from the source you will have much better guy.
  • Katy Singleton - 2012-03-24
    I got one without knowing what it was.. initially it was fine, then it started languishing. I noticed it was crazy about freeze dried worms, so I tried live blood worms and we have not looked back. Two years and counting, and my red scat is 4 inches. Now I am worried that soon I'll have to get rid of it, because I only have a 10 gallon tank. It i;s a friendly little thing, acts likea dog at feeding time, nose pressed against the glass, wagging it's tail (I'm not kidding). So that's my advice, some live worms every day. Expensive !
  • ben - 2013-10-30
    I bought 1 a long time ago he got pretty big and I just set up a tank an no pet shop near me can get them but turns out I can catch them in the river its brackish I caught 1 red scat and at the beach I caught a silver 1 an converted it back to fresh
  • Gregg Weeks - 2019-10-02
    I've had my red scat sin brackish water for about three months I just moved them to full Marine aquarium but about 30 days ago,they seem much happier I thought I was going to lose them but they really love the saltwater!
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Balvindersingh Suacharia - 2015-08-08
I want to buy scat fish..  All indifferent colours. 

Im from india.  Plz mail me.   Balvindersingh.sucharia@gmail.com 

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  • Gregg Weeks - 2019-10-02
    I am in Seattle Washington there's a great store here that has a huge variety of reds and greens scats.
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Peta - 2012-06-03
I have a male and female green Scats, the make is approx 7 inches and the female approx 5 inches. They have been very easy to maintain and I find they love broccoli as a treat!! They are sociable and come to the top of the tank at feeding time!! I am looking at selling them if anyone is interested,

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  • Shane - 2012-07-27
    You can not sex scats
  • Peta - 2012-08-24
    Ok thanks Shane,
  • dick humphrey - 2013-01-07
    I would like to know how you got a male in the first place. I had 2 scats for 4 years and then they died even though they seam healthy. This was because they were egg bound. Without a male that's what happens. I had a 50 gallon breeder tank fresh water always with Magnesium (epsom salt) (T for every 4 gal) and fed them just flake food they were find that way. These fish (the body bio) is freshwater. They they just can live in the other water (males are very hard to find anywhere other than fresh water) so how i have tried to order one.... Sorry I want a young one.
  • shreya aher - 2016-08-30
    please may i know the final amount and the snaps as i am intrested in purchasing it
    can i keep the arvana in fresh water size (1 feet 6 inchs.)
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BK Tee - 2015-12-07
I Hv 4 green scat at the momment. Caught them wen they were about 1mm in size. Head was red as juveniles which disappear at about 1/2 inches in size. They are now about 2.5 inches in size. I would really like to know if they eat corals as well. read in an article that they are great Atapsia eaters but worries they eat other corals as well.Appreciate if anyone hv this experience as one of my marine tank is blooming with Atapsia.

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mitch - 2012-12-06
Can they be added to salt water tanks? I was told to get one to eat the aiptasia so if yes do you just dump them intop the salt water from fresh water?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-07
    They can slowly be brought into to salt water as they mature.  Start by addind a little at a time.  Make sure to test the salinity, keeping levels from moving too fast or getting too high ang shocking the fish.  I wouldn't just dump it it.  Mixing it in the water during water changes.
  • Donny Tantono - 2014-05-10
    I sell spotted scat fish from indonesia. You can send me an email.
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FendiSunny - 2014-01-18
I currently have 2 Green and 1 Red Scat in my 5 feet tank. They're in freshwater tank with aquarium salt not sea salt. Been keeping them with parrot fish whom the salt is intended for. The Scats are around 3-4 years old. Size is about 4-5 inches. The Green ones seems to grow nicer as adults then the red ones. I also realise the red ones grow way faster than the green ones. They are easy to feed and these 3 are always schooling together. So far I'm not sure when to start moving them to brackish cause they're still fine and growing in the tank. So far so good.

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rico - 2012-11-07
Hi want to know how much are the scats are the worth in Australia pet stores?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-09
    Best place to start is your local pet stores.
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anthony - 2013-01-15
The salt water spotted scat they eat at night time?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-15
    They may occasionally eat at night, but they aren't a nocturnal species as far as I can determine... so it would just be an occasional happening.
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Sovit - 2010-06-19
One of the most beautiful fish displayed in a tank but a HUGE drawback! I don't know why many people claim that this fish is peaceful whereas in reality it is EXTREMELY aggressive! They keep nipping the fins of their tankmates & never get tired! They do this continuously which DOESN'T make them a peaceful community fish at all....

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  • robbie - 2011-10-20
    i know how you feel. I had a golden gourami who DOMINATED the tank, all of my fish recently ganged up on him and killed him.
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