El silver argos fish It is a good choice for freshwater amateurs who want to start venturing into marine aquarium hobbies since it is a species that by its nature perfectly resists varieties in water chemistry. Although it is recommended to have a little practice.
Keep in mind that this gregarious species has to be kept in a group. Therefore it is suitable for large volume aquariums due to its size. It measures up to 40 cm in the wild. But in captivity it does not usually exceed 20 cm in length. For this reason, it is advisable to keep the Argos fish in aquariums of more than 400 liters.
As for the aquarium. No plants will be placed. Especially in their juvenile stage, because these fish like to eat their leaves as well as algae. Due to its liveliness it is necessary to leave a wide area clear for it to swim. The ideal temperature must be between 20 and 28º C.
It is a carnivorous species. Accept all kinds of food in their diet, including flake food if they are used to it from their youthful stage. It is convenient to offer you frozen or live food as well as a contribution of algae that can be offered in the form of a mixture.
The brackish waters in which it is found in its juvenile stage present different salinity levels throughout the day. This feature allows newcomer marine hobbyists to get some practice with water chemistry.
Su main feature is the dark vertical lines that are born on the spine and fade through the body until they become points. The argos fish when they become adults they often do not show these spots. Their dorsal spines, in addition to being very pointed, contain some poison. It's not dangerous. Although in the case of being punctured, it will cause a lot of pain.