Horned Bannerfish (Heniochus varius)

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Horned Bannerfish

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Horned Bannerfish

Heniochus varius

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::23 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::25 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Chaetodontidae



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Additional names

Horned Bannerfish, Hunchbacked Coralfish, Heniochus Brown Butterflyfish

Additional scientific names

Taurichthys varius, Taurichthys bleekeri, Taurichthys viridis


Origin

Pacific Ocean: Indonesia to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia.

Sexing

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivorous

Feeding regime

Daily

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Peaceful

Identification

A striking angular fish, it has a very tall dorsal fin. The bottom half of the fish is black, fading to yellow then white towards the top of the fish with two white bands running from caudal peduncle and breast to each end of spinous section of dorsal fin. Adults develop a prominent hump on the forehead and a curved horn above each eye, and lose the elongate dorsal filament.

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