Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as Spotted butterflyfish or Peppered butterflyfish inhabits coral reefs at depths of 5 to 25 m and is found in the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east to Christmas Island and western Thailand and Bali.
The Peppered butterflyfish feed on polychaetes, coral polyps and algae as the most butterflyfish too.
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.
Chaetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Choetodon maculatus Sauvage, 1891
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon guttatissimus (Species)