Millet Butterflyfish

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Millet Butterflyfish

This species 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) Origin of this fish 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. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 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 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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