Hooded Butterflyfish

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Hooded Butterflyfish

This species is known as Hooded Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon larvatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin 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 fish should be kept in aquariums 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 hold 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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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