Silver Moony Monodactylus argenteus

Silver Moony
Silver Moony
Silver Moony
The Silver Moony is native to Indian Ocean and western Pacific coasts, including marine salt water, brakish estuary and mangrove waters and even some freshwater areas. Moonies are one of the most tolerant fish over levels or lack of salinity. It has several names over its range including Silver Moonfish, Silver Batfish, Diamond Fish, Round Moony, Butter Bream and, in line with its scientific name of Monodactylus, Fingerfish (not fish fingers) - the last because sometimes its elongated fin can seem like a finger.
Silver Moony
Silver Moony
It is usually a schooling fish, sometimes forming large shoals. It can grow to 25cm long.
Silver Moony They reflect silver in the light.
Silver Moony Head on, they are really thin.
Silver Moony Juveniles have blackstripes on their front which disappear in adulthood.