Pearlscale Butterflyfish

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Pearlscale Butterflyfish

This species is known as Pearlscale Butterflyfish, Yellow-Tail Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon xanthurus. It belongs to 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. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1680cm2 of water surface which is approximately 260 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

Pearlscale Butterflyfish picture

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