Bluecheek Butterflyfish

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Bluecheek Butterflyfish

This fish is known as Bluecheek Butterflyfish, Red Sea Butterfly and the correct latin name is Chaetodon semilarvatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this species is the Red Sea. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful aquarium fish.

Bluecheek Butterflyfish can grow up to 23 cm what is approximately 9 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 2760cm2 of water surface which is approximately 427 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (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 not very difficult to keep the Bluecheek 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 level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

Bluecheek Butterflyfish is a shy fish and needs shelter as caves or just some kinds of bigger holes in the rocks. Since this is a shy fish, it should be housed in one tank with other peaceful fish who do not terrorize other fish. Another interesting thing is that this fish doesn’t like brighter light.

Chaetodon Semilarvatus should eat all the frozen food, mussels, mysis, noris, shrimps, krill, than dried flakes, tablets. But it may eat corals too.

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#1 Posted on Tue Feb 22 8:40:56 UTC 2011 by brian
I purchased a 3 inch one in September 2010. It would not eat anything. I thought about all my years of experience with butterfly's and bought some fresh clams and mussel. I opened them and dropped one in and he started treating it to pieces, but spitting it out, not sure if he liked it. He liked it in that 24 hour period. then I went on to mysis and scallop and squid. He is a pig! I have to refrain from over feeding him. He will not eat any green food or flake food, but is fat and healthy and beautiful.
This comment was published on Fri Mar 11 4:42:01 UTC 2011
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