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Chaetodon marleyi

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lexID:
1444 
AphiaID:
218755 
Scientific:
Chaetodon marleyi 
German:
Marleya Falterfisch 
English:
Doublesash Butterflyfish, Double Sash Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > marleyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Regan, 1921 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Syd Afrika, Vestlige Indiske ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 120 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
18°C - 21°C 
Food:
Alger, Groft frostfoder, invertebrater, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-04-19 19:08:21 

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Chaetodon marleyi, also known as the Doublesash Butterflyfish or South African Butterflyfish is found only near the southern tip of South Africa, adults can grow to 20.0 cm (8 inches).

The South African Butterflyfish is the only butterflyfish that occurs in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is native to the most of the South African coastline from Lambert's Bay on the Atlantic side of the Cape of Good Hope, to Delagoa Bay just north of the South Africa-Mozambique border.

Chaetodon marleyi live in variable habitats including rock, coral reefs, and estuaries where it lives among weeds. They are found at depths up to 120 meters (393 ft.).

Chaetodon marleyi are rarely exported from South Africa and are very seldom seen in the aquarium trade.

The South African Butterflyfish does better with cooler temperatures than most butterflyfish. Best to keep between 18 and 20 deg C. (64 - 68 deg. F).


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 marleyi

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