Sunburst Butterflyfish

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Sunburst Butterflyfish

This fish is known as Sunburst Butterflyfish and the correct latin name is Chaetodon kleinii. It belongs to the Butterfly Fish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This peaceful fish can be kept by beginners thanks to low demands.

Sunburst Butterflyfish can grow up to 15 cm what is approximately 5 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1800cm2 of water surface which is approximately 279 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is easy to keep the Sunburst 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 Sun Dec 16 7:50:51 UTC 2007
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