Sixspine Butterflyfish

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Sixspine Butterflyfish

This fish is known as Sixspine Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Parachaetodon ocellatus. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Butterfly Fish family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish.

Sixspine Butterflyfish can grow up to 18 cm what is approximately 7 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2160cm2 of water surface which is approximately 334 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 easy to keep the Sixspine 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 pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Wed Dec 19 13:17:43 UTC 2007
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