Butterfly Whiptail

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Butterfly Whiptail

This species is known as Butterfly Whiptail and the correct latin name is Pentapodus setosus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Whiptail Breams family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Butterfly Whiptail can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 easy to keep the Butterfly Whiptail fish. (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.

Butterfly Whiptail picture no. 1

Butterfly Whiptail picture no. 2

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 14:02:41 UTC 2007
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