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Chaetodon andamanensis Chaetodon andamanensis


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lexID:
1437 
AphiaID:
273323 
Scientific:
Chaetodon andamanensis 
German:
Andaman-Falterfisch 
English:
Chaetodon Andamanensis 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > andamanensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kuiter & Debelius, 1999 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Thailand, the Andaman Sea 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-15 17:41:33 

Husbandry

Kuiter & Debelius, 1999

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: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon andamanensis (Species)

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Hiroyuki Tanaka am 31.05.05#1
Indian Ocean, Maldives to Andaman Sea; 15 cm; uncommon Close to C.plebeius, and lacks the blue spot on side; juveniles similar to that of C.semeion, but have a white edge anteriorly to the black spot; hard to keep; polyp feeder
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