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Microcanthus strigatus Stripey, Butterflyfish, Eastern Stripey, Footballer, Western Stripey

Microcanthus strigatusis commonly referred to as Stripey, Butterflyfish, Eastern Stripey, Footballer, Western Stripey . Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1435 
AphiaID:
281558 
Scientific:
Microcanthus strigatus 
German:
Nördlicher Streifenfalterfisch, Nagasakifisch 
English:
Stripey, Butterflyfish, Eastern Stripey, Footballer, Western Stripey  
Category:
Butterflyfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Kyphosidae (Family) > Microcanthus (Genus) > strigatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1831 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, Australia, China, Corea, Hawaii, Japan, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Ogasawara Islands, Queensland (Australia), Taiwan, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 180 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
64.4 °F - 69.8 °F (18°C - 21°C) 
Food:
Brine Shrimps, Clam meat, Crustaceans, Flakes, Frozen Food (large sort), Mysis, Schrimps, Snails, Zooplankton 
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:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-27 16:39:31 

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Microcanthus strigatus also commonly referred as the Stripey can be recognised by its deep, compressed body, and distinct pattern of slanting black and yellow to white stripes. Stripy is often confused with its relative the Mado Atypichthys strigatus but they are slimmer looking fish with brown stripes on a white background.

Stripey is distributed in Japan, China and Hawaiian waters, sporadically distributed in western and eastern Australian waters. It lives on rocky and coral reefs in protected coastal and estuarine waters. It is seen in small to large schools. Juveniles often occurring in rock pools.

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: Microcanthidae
Genus: Microcanthus
Species: Microcanthus strigatus

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Fishes of Australia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Husbandry know-how of owners

am 10.02.21#2
Ich habe den Falter jetzt ein paar Jahre und kann sagen das er sehr gut Haltbar ist und absolut keine Probleme bei der Futteraufnahme macht (Die ein oder andere Dusche beim Füttern habe ich schon bekommen, weil er sehr Gierig is). Er nimmt eigentlich alles an, von Norialgen über Frostfutter jeglicher Art zu Flocken und Pellets. Er ist ein sehr guter Glasrosenvernichter, ich hatte einige im Becken und die hat er innerhalb kurzer Zeit komplett beseitigt.
Er ist sehr verträglich was die Vergesellschaftung angeht, er braucht allerdings viel Schwimmraum da er ein sehr schneller Schwimmer ist und eigentlich nur nachts ruhig im Gestein liegt.

am 15.04.09#1
Be careful when catching Stripeys with a net for they act pretty hysterical and lose scales by the dozen.
The animals I care for accepted live mysid shrimps the day after arrival and it took them 2 or 3 more days to eat everything floating by: chopped (and thawed of course) frozen food of most kinds with clear preference for crustaceans and mussel, even accepting dry food.
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