Black Butterflyfish

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Black Butterflyfish

This species is known as Black Butterflyfish, Dusky Butterflyfish, Yellow-face Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon flavirostris. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin is Pacific Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

The Black Butterflyfish species is peaceful.

Black Butterflyfish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums have at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Black Butterflyfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

This fish is another omnivorous and it feeds on coral (so only coral that can be in the tank should be in form of food) algae and small benthic invertebrates.

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Black Butterflyfish, picture 1

Black Butterflyfish, picture 2

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Black Butterflyfish, picture 5
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