Addis Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

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Addis Butterflyfish

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Addis Butterflyfish

Chaetodon semilarvatus

208 Litres (55 US G.)

18-23 cm (7.1-9.1")

pH

8.2 - 8.5

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Chaetodontidae





Additional names

Addis Butterflyfish, Red Sea Butterflyfish, Masked Butterflyfish, Golden Butterflyfish

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon melanopoma


Origin

Found in the Red Sea.

Sexing

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility

This fish can be territorial to its own species and towards similar Butterflyfish, otherwise generally peaceful towards tank mates. Best kept as the only Butterflyfish in the tank. Not generally reef safe.

Diet

A carnivorous fish, will eat coral polyps and small invertebrates. Will take similar food in captivity such as mysis shrimp and may even adapt to marine flakes.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires a spacious tank with hiding places in live rock.

Behaviour

An active Butterflyfish is territorial towards its own species and other Butterflyfish, otherwise peaceful.

Identification

A large oval fish which is yellow in colour with closely-spaced orange stripes on the sides, and a dark blue-gray patch behind the eyes.

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Videos[edit]

Wild pair: Wild pair in quarantine:

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