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Chaetodon robustus Three-banded butterflyfish


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lexID:
1428 
AphiaID:
126837 
Scientific:
Chaetodon robustus 
German:
Ghana-Falterfisch 
English:
Three-banded Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > robustus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1860 
Occurrence:
Mauritania, São Tomé e Principé, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea 
Sea depth:
30 - 70 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
69.8 °F - 82.4 °F (21°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Frozen food (small sorts), Krill, Mysis, Zooplankton 
Tank:
153.98 gal (~ 700L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-19 20:09:27 

Husbandry

Chaetodon robustus also commonly referred as Three-banded butterflyfish is distributed in the Eastern Central Atlantic from Mauritania to the Gulf of Guinea, extends to Cape Verde.

Three-banded butterflyfishes live in their limited distribution area in depths up to 70 m usually in pairs. Actually, they are omnivorous and eat algae, worms, hydroids, crabs and shrimps, etc. . Chaetodon robustus is far less specialized, like many of his Genus.

So they are hardly suitable for a reef-tank, but a beautiful large fish-only tank, with many live rock is the ideal solution.

Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon
Species: Chaetodon robustus

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