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Chaetodon octofasciatus


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lexID:
457 
AphiaID:
218746 
Scientific:
Chaetodon octofasciatus 
German:
Achtbinden-Falterfisch 
English:
Eightband Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > octofasciatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bloch, 1787 
Occurrence:
Raja Amat, Papua, Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Komodo (Komodo Island), Andamanhavet, Filippinerne, Great barrier reef, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Kina, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
11 cm - 12 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 28°C 
Food:
Foder specialist, Koral polypper, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 750 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2004-10-28 23:43:01 

Husbandry

Bloch, 1787

The Eight-banded Butterflyfish has a yellow to white body with eight black bands. It has a black stripe along the top of the snout and a clear caudal fin margin. It eats coral polyps.

Synonyms:
Cahetodon octofasciatus Bloch, 1787
Chaetodon octolineatus Gronow, 1854

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon octofasciatus (Species)

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Rohleder am 11.05.09#5
Nach mehreren Monaten der Pflege und einer Ernährung mit einem speziellen Futtergemisch ist es mir gelungen, diese Fische an Flockenfutter zu bekommen. Es werden keine Scheibenanemonen mehr gefressen.
Trotzdem ist die Pflege ( Fütterung ) bis dahin sehr aufwendig gewesen.
Rohleder am 15.02.09#4
Dieser Falterfisch nimmt sehr gerne Miesmuschelfleisch aus der Schale. Ob sie sich jedoch auf Dauer damit ernähren lassen,kann ich zum jetzigen Zeitpunkt nicht sagen. Aber Miesmuschelfleisch wird sehr gierig gefressen. Evtl kann man damit die Tiere auch langsam an anderes Futter gewöhnen.
Heinz Mahler am 14.02.09#3
Chaetodon octofasciatus also known as the Eight Banded Butterflyfish can be found in the Indo-Asian Pacific region and its distribution extends from Sri Lanka to Indonesia, the Philippines and the Solomon Islands, north to south western Japan and to northern Papua New Guinea.

The Eight Banded Butterflyfish can vary in colour between a bright yellow coloured body to a white body. It is easily recognised by the 8 dark black bars that extend vertically along the body and there can be a dark black spot at the base of the tail.

Chaetodon octofasciatus hiding in amongst branching corals and is known to feed exclusively on coral polyps. It is often encountered in shallow protected lagoons with silty bottoms and inner reefs with good coral cover from depths of 3 to 20 metres.

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. Chaetodon octofasciatus eats nothing but live coral polyps.


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 octofasciatus


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