Tiger Scat + Panther Grouper + Silver Argus

Bonytang

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After 7 day acclimation from freshwater finally reached 1.020 & have the tiger scat in brackish chilling with new tank mates.

We'll keep the SG at 1.020 for a few months and get them into full marine by the new year!

Old thread on my tiger scat acclimation:

Old YouTube from 2020 w/ him chilling w/ aro + rays:

Recent vid from April 2, 2022 when he was taking care of the motoros:

Day 1 pic with the barramundi cod aka panther grouper -

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Chilling at the top of the tank waiting for food Silver Scatophagus Argus up close -

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Jack Dempsey
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Those panther groupers get massive. He won’t stay that small for long…..had one years ago in a 125 Plexi…..at close to 2 ft he was eating everything in the tank to the point that he’d cause a whirlpool from circling the tank….he had to go..
 

Bonytang

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Those panther groupers get massive. He won’t stay that small for long…..had one years ago in a 125 Plexi…..at close to 2 ft he was eating everything in the tank to the point that he’d cause a whirlpool from circling the tank….he had to go..
That's insane! haha heck yeah I'm excited to have one! Wanting to add a lates calcarifer/japonicus in a few months if I can find one same size as the grouper. I kept salt maybe 10 yrs ago good to get back into reefing again now too. Craziest saltwater fish I had was a puffer he got to about 13" lol I could hear him crunch his teeth all day begging for food.
 
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Bonytang

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Update ID on the (Silver Scat) Scatophagus Argus, it is actually sold as Selenotoca Multifasciatus!

Same fish with 2 scientific names!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8344227/

**In the ML phylogenetic tree, S. argus from Beibu bay was first clustered with S. argus collected from Yangjiang, Guangdong province, China. Then, it was clustered with Selenotoca multifasciata, which were classified into Scatophagidae family. Siganus guttatus, Siganus sutor, Siganus canaliculatus, and Siganus fuscescens formed another clade, which were classified into Siganidae family. Ephippus orbis, Platax orbicularis and Platax teira formed another clade, which were classified into Ephippidae family (Figure 1). The results showed that Scatophagidae has the closer relationship with Ephippidae thanSiganidae. This study will enrich the genome data of Scatophagidae, and will be useful for resources conservation and management of S. argus. and on and on and..**

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