Muller's Butterflyfish (Chelmon mulleri)
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473 Litres (125 US G.)
15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")
8.1 - 8.4
20-25°C (68 -77 °F)
- Muller's Butterflyfish, Blackfin Coralfish
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Endemic to Western Pacific: found exclusively on coastal reefs and estuaries of Queensland. Recently recorded from northwestern Australia.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Not possible to visually sex.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful fish but should not be kept with other Butterflyfish nor with any stress-inducing fish. House in a reef tank with caution, they will pick on feather dusters and anemones and may well nip at invertebrates too.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Can be difficult to feed. Should be offered a variety of foods including mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, or frozen whole cockle. Has been used for Aiptasia control
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed several times a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Does best in a large established marine system with hiding places in live rock.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Exercise caution, as they can nip invertebrates.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Darker than the similar Copperband Butterflyfish.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )