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Prognathodes dichrous


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lexID:
1415 
AphiaID:
273373 
Scientific:
Prognathodes dichrous 
German:
St. Helena-Pinzettfisch 
English:
Bicolor Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Prognathodes (Genus) > dichrous (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Günther, ), 1869 
Occurrence:
Centrale Atlanterhav, Saint Helena 
Size:
bis zu 16cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 24°C 
Food:
Artemia, Groft frostfoder, invertebrater 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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Last edit:
2005-04-23 17:43:26 

Husbandry

(Günther, 1869)

Prognathodes dichrous also commonly referred as the Hedgehog butterfly or Bicolor butterflyfish is known only from the Southeast Atlantic at Saint Helena and Ascension islands; encountered in shallower water in caves or at the bases of overhangs, associated with the seamounts around both islands. Never seen in the trade, in my opinion better it should be left on the reef.

Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.

Synonym:
Chaetodon dichrous Günther, 1869

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Prognathodes (Genus) > Prognathodes dichrous (Species)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Mid Atlantic, St. Helena and Ascension Islands; 16 cm; extremely rare
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