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Chaetodon tricinctus


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lexID:
1530 
Scientific:
Chaetodon tricinctus 
German:
Dreiband-Falterfisch 
English:
Three-striped butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > tricinctus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Waite, 1901 
Occurrence:
Lord Howe Island, Australien 
Size:
bis zu 18cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Artemia, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Dyreeksperter! Næppe en god konservering 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2005-05-28 12:24:01 

Husbandry

Chaetodon tricinctus also commonly referred as theThree-striped butterflyfish is known from the tropical waters of the Southwest Pacific around Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands.

TheThree-striped butterflyfish inhabits coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and is ususaly found in small groups. Adults and juveniles have similar colouration.

Relatively unknown to American and European aquarists because this species has only been rarely imported.

As with all of the obligate corallivore butterflyfishes, it should be left on the reef unless an expert aquarist can somehow meet its dietary needs.


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 tricinctus


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