Hooded Butterflyfish

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Hooded Butterflyfish

This species is known as Hooded Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon larvatus. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Indian Ocean. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Can be kept by newbies thanks to relatively low demands and peaceful temperament.

Hooded Butterflyfish can grow up to 12 cm what is approximately 4 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1440cm2 of water surface which is approximately 223 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Hooded 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Hooded Butterflyfish, picture 1

Hooded Butterflyfish, picture 2

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Document modified on Sun Dec 16 7:56:43 UTC 2007
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