Pearlscale Butterflyfish

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Pearlscale Butterflyfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Pearlscale Butterflyfish, Yellow-Tail Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon xanthurus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this species is Western Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Butterflyfish is peaceful.

Pearlscale Butterflyfish can grow up to 14 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which 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 not very difficult to keep the Pearlscale 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.

Pearlscale Butterflyfish picture

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Document modified on Sun Dec 16 20:44:31 UTC 2007
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