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Chaetodon tricinctus Three-striped butterflyfish


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lexID:
1530 
AphiaID:
273365 
Scientific:
Chaetodon tricinctus 
German:
Dreiband-Falterfisch 
English:
Three-striped Butterflyfish 
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > tricinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Waite, 1901 
Occurrence:
Australia, Endemic species, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island 
Sea depth:
3 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.09" (18 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Frozen Food (large sort) 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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:
2020-02-24 10:35:28 

Husbandry

Chaetodon tricinctus also commonly referred as theThree-striped butterflyfish is known from the tropical waters of the Southwest Pacific around Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.

TheThree-striped butterflyfish inhabits coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and is ususaly found in small groups. Adults and juveniles have similar colouration.

Relatively unknown to American and European aquarists because this species has only been rarely imported.

As with all of the obligate corallivore butterflyfishes, it should be left on the reef unless an expert aquarist can somehow meet its dietary needs.


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 tricinctus

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  1. Fishbase (multi)

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