Two Lined Monocle Bream

(Scolopsis bilineatus)

Provide an aquarium with plenty of rockwork, cracks, crevices and caves for hiding. Breams also require wide open swim areas and a deep sand bed. They will sift through the sand looking for prey. Breams are not reef safe and will eat any fish or invertebrate they can fit in their mouth. Provide a diet of meaty based foods three times a day. Breams may not eat prepared foods when first acclimated, try feeding enriched live adult Brine Shrimp or Black Worms. Juveniles are colorful but as the fish matures their coloration will fade. Bream should be housed with other peaceful tank mates. Keep only one per aquarium and provide a tight fitting lid as they may jump.

Two Lined Monocle Bream are also sometimes known as the Bridled Monocle Bream, Double Lined Coral Bream or Yellow Finned Spine Cheek. They are occasionally seen in the aquarium trade. Two Line Moncole Bream have a black edged white bar curving up from its mouth to the middle of its dorsal fin. Two white lines above and behind their eyes. They can grow up to 10 inches in length.

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 100 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

  • Care: CareModerateModerate CareEasyEasy
  • Behavior: BehaviorSocialSocial BehaviorAgressiveAgressive
  • Diet: DietLive FoodLive Food DietFrozen FoodFrozen Food
  • Habitat: HabitatSand FlatSand Flat HabitatReefReef
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