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Chaetodon dolosus African butterflyfish

Chaetodon dolosusis commonly referred to as African butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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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, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Réunion , Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
40 - 200 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
66.02 °F - 78.8 °F (18.9°C - 26°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 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-17 23:02:26 

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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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