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Chaetodon dolosus African butterflyfish

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lexID:
1449 
AphiaID:
218728 
Scientific:
Chaetodon dolosus 
German:
Trauerflossen-Falterfisch 
English:
African Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > dolosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Ahl, 1923 
Occurrence:
East Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion , South-Africa, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Flakes, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis 
Tank:
175.98 gal (~ 800L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-05 10:44:05 

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Chaetodon dolosus also known as the African butterflyfish is to be found in the western Indian Ocean at depths from 40-200 metre (13-66 ft.). It can grow up to 15 centimetres (6 in) in length. Inhabits rocky and coral reefs; feeds on worms and other invertebrates.

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 dolosus


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