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Chaetodon robustus


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lexID:
1428 
AphiaID:
126837 
Scientific:
Chaetodon robustus 
German:
Ghana-Falterfisch 
English:
Three-banded Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > robustus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Günther, 1860 
Occurrence:
The Gulf of Guinea, São Tomé e Principé, Kap Verde 
Size:
bis zu 14cm 
Temperature:
21°C - 28°C 
Food:
Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 700 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
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Last edit:
2005-04-25 09:35:25 

Husbandry

Chaetodon robustus also commonly referred as Three-banded butterflyfish is distributed in the Eastern Central Atlantic from Mauritania to the Gulf of Guinea, extends to Cape Verde.

Three-banded butterflyfishes live in their limited distribution area in depths up to 70 m usually in pairs. Actually, they are omnivorous and eat algae, worms, hydroids, crabs and shrimps, etc. . Chaetodon robustus is far less specialized, like many of his Genus.

So they are hardly suitable for a reef-tank, but a beautiful large fish-only tank, with many live rock is the ideal solution.

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.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Chaetodon
Species: Chaetodon robustus

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