Raccoon Butterflyfish

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Raccoon Butterflyfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Raccoon Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon lunula. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This species is peaceful.

Raccoon Butterflyfish can grow up to 20 cm what is approximately 7 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 2400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 372 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (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 Raccoon 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.

Raccoon Butterflyfish picture no. 1

Raccoon Butterflyfish picture no. 2

Thanks to Kenneth Leonard for the pictures. Copyright Ken Leonard.

Raccoon Butterflyfish, picture no. 3

Raccoon Butterflyfish, picture no. 4

Raccoon Butterflyfish, picture no. 5

Raccoon Butterflyfish, picture no. 6

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