Eightband Butterflyfish

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Eightband Butterflyfish

This fish is known as Eightband Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon octofasciatus. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-West Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Butterflyfish is, like many other from this species, peaceful.

Eightband Butterflyfish can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 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 easy to keep the Eightband 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

Eightband Butterflyfish picture 1

Eightband Butterflyfish picture 2



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Document modified on Sun Dec 16 10:36:45 UTC 2007
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