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Chaetodon decussatus


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lexID:
468 
AphiaID:
273333 
Scientific:
Chaetodon decussatus 
German:
Rauch-Falterfisch oder Schwarzflossen-Vagabund 
English:
Blackened Butterflyfish, Black-finned Vagabond, Indian Vagabond Butterflyfish, Indian Vagabond Butterflyfish 
Category:
Sommerfuglefisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > decussatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Cuvier, 1829 
Occurrence:
Somalia, Pakistan, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Myanmar, Yemen, Andamanhavet, Australien, Bali, Bangladesh, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Juleøerne, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
18 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 28°C 
Food:
Artemia, Foder specialist, Groft frostfoder, Koral polypper, Krill, Mysis, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2018-01-18 10:48:59 

Husbandry

Cuvier, 1829

Chaetodon decussatus also known as Blackened butterflyfish, Crisscross Butterflyfish and the Indian vagabond butterflyfish is as the name already says to find in the whole eastern Indian Ocean to Thailand and Indonesia. Inhabits coral reefs at depths of 2 to 20 m; Coastal bays, Lagoons, Reef external slopes and Reef flats.

Chaetodon decussatus is one of the large grown butterflyfish (20 cm - 8 inches), very similar to Chaetodon vagabundus, only with black dorsal and anal fins. Rarely exported through the aquarium trade.

The Vagabond Butterfly prefers a tank with plenty of places to hide & swim. He may act semi-aggressively toward other fish. In the wild he feeds on anemones, coral polyps, worms and algae.


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.

Synonym:
Chaetodon vagabundus jordani Ahl, 1923

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

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Indian Ocean to Indonesia; 20 cm; not uncommon
Close to C.vagabundus; I saw several adults in a harbor in southern Bali; somehow hardy
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