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Chaetodon larvatus


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lexID:
465 
Scientific:
Chaetodon larvatus 
German:
Rotkopf-Falterfisch 
English:
Blue chevron Butterflyfish, Hooded Butterflyfish, Hooded Butterflyfish, Masked Butterflyfish, Masked Butter Flyfish, Orange-face Buttterflyfish, Red Sea Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > larvatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1831 
Occurrence:
Gulf of Oman / Oman, Sudan, Eritrea, Israel, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Jordan, Adenske golf, Arabiske hav, Egypten, Rødehavet 
Sea depth:
3 - 12 Meter 
Size:
11 cm - 12 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Artemia, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 700 Liter 
Difficulty:
erfarne reserveret akvarister 
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:
2018-01-21 19:21:38 

Husbandry

Chaetodon larvatus also known as the Orange face butterflyfish is one of the smaler butterflyfish with a triangular shape, grey body with yellow lines, black dorsal fin and tail, orange head. It is very close to Chaetodon triangulum of the Indian Ocean and to Chaetodon baronessa of the Pacific Ocean; it is clearly distinguished by the orange face.

The Orange face butterflyfish should never be taken out of the ocean as they eat nothing but corals and chances of survival in the aquarium are almost zero. There isn’t a reason that any store should be selling any of these beautifully Butterfly fish.

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 larvatus

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Hiroyuki Tanaka am 31.05.05#1
Red Sea; 12 cm; uncommon
Close to C.triangulum (Indian Ocean) and C.baronessa (Pacific); somewhat similar to C.trifascialis when young, but the latter has an elongate body and an eye-band; hard to keep, usually denies any food offered, polyp feeder
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