Millet Butterflyfish

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Millet Butterflyfish

This fish is known as Millet Butterflyfish, Lemon Butterfly and the correct latin name is Chaetodon miliaris. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin is Eastern Central Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This is a peaceful species. Can be kept by beginners.

Millet Butterflyfish can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 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 Millet 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.

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Document modified on Sun Dec 16 10:04:43 UTC 2007
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