The Tiger Scat, a rare relative of the Green and Red Scat, can only be found along the East Coast of Central Africa and Madagascar. Its habitat spans across various environments, ranging from pure freshwater to nearly full strength marine waters. What sets the Tiger Scat apart is its ability to thrive in pure freshwater even as an adult, making it a suitable choice for most freshwater aquariums.
These unique fish prefer relatively hard water and appreciate the addition of some salt, although they are quite adaptable to different conditions. Tiger Scats are schooling fish, meaning they thrive when kept in a group. They can also school with other Scat species of similar size.
For collectors and serious hobbyists, the Tiger Scat is a true rarity. It is only occasionally imported, and its availability is highly seasonal. Obtaining these fish is a special opportunity for enthusiasts who appreciate their distinctiveness.