Silver moony

One of the most commonly kept in brackish water aquaria.

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The Silver moony lives in the pelagic-neritic, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

Silver moony has a silver body in a tringular shape. The big eyes are crossed by a dark ray. Its fins are silver with yellow reflection. Both, yellow and dark colouring, are fading with age . More

The Silver Moony can be found in coastal areas and near offshore islands. They commonly swim in groups feeding on small shrimps and fishes. They're pelagic fishes feeding mostly from midwater level to near surface. More

The Silver Moony (Monodactylus argenteus), is a perciform fish found in the Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, North to the Yaeyamas, south to New Caledonia and Australia. This fish is often kept in brackish water aquaria. More

This fish is known as Silver Moony and the correct latin name is Monodactylus Argenteus. It belongs to the Moonyfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-West Pacific. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care This species is peaceful. More

Silver moony is listed among the threatened animals of Singapore. This fish was taken in the marine tank at the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. More

Common names

Akoli in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Almindelig månefisk in Danish (dansk)
Bat hu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bayang in Cebuano
Bebulan in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Birra in Tokelauan
Black bat fish in English
Breton in French (français)
Bunga waru in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Butter bream in English
Butterfish in English
Cá Chim khoang in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Chandlak in Marathi (मराठी)
De-doo-n pook in Fwâi
diamond moonfish in English
Diamondfish in English
Dodo-yeek in Jawe
Farsuk in Arabic (‫العربية)
Finger fish in English
Fingerfish in English
Gebal in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Gedabang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Halwayou in Arabic (‫العربية)
Himetsubameuo in Japanese (日本語)
Ilak in Hiligaynon
Kapu handha in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Kapuwa in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Kipepeo in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Kitefish in English
Layaran in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Layaran in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Line in Albanian (Shqip)
Line in Creole, French
Line in Creoles and Pidgins, French
lulu in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Lunado prateado in Portuguese (Português)
Lune d'argent in French (français)
Månfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Mono in English
Monodaktylus a. srebrzyca in Polish (polski)
Moolen in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Muray-buray in Tagalog
Muray-buray in Visayan
Muray-buray in Waray-waray
Natal moonie in English
Natal moony in English
Natalse maanskynvis in Afrikaans
Nyior-nyior in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Pakawe in Swahili (Kiswahili)
pampano in Kagayanen
Poisson lune argenté in French (français)
Purrandee in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Rambalí plateado in Spanish (español)
Sampirot in Chavacano
Sampirot in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Sea kite in English
Serebryanaya ryba-lastochka in Russian (русский язык)
Silberflossenblatt in German (Deutsch)
Silver and black butterflyfish in English
silver angelfish in English
Silver batfish in English
Silver mono in English
Silver moonfish in English
Silver moony in English
Silver-batfish in English
Silvery moony in English
Singapore angelfish in English
Soor-yaxaas in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Valevale in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Vavale in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Vavalmeen in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Zilverbladvis in Dutch (Nederlands)
चाँदळाक in Marathi (मराठी)
புரண்டி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
புரண்டீ  in Tamil (தமிழ்)
അകൊലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
ആകോലി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വവാല് മീന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
വാവല് മീന് in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
金鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
金鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
銀大眼鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
銀鱗鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
银大眼鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
银鳞鲳 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Monodactylidae
Genus : Monodactylus
Species : Monodactylus argenteus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758