Zoster Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys zoster)

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Zoster Butterflyfish

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Zoster Butterflyfish

Hemitaurichthys zoster

473 Litres (125 US G.)

14-18 cm (5.5-7.1")

pH

8.2 - 8.5

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-10 years

Family

Chaetodontidae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

Zoster Butterflyfish, Black Pyramid Butterfly

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon zoster, Tetragonoptrus zoster


Origin

Indian Ocean: East Africa to Guam, north to India, south to Mauritius.

Sexing

It is not possible to visually sex this fish.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful Butterflyfish which should be reef safe provided it is kept well fed.

Diet

This fish's diet should consist of frozen and freeze-dried foods containing algae are good substitutes and can be supplemented with dried algae and vitamin enriched brine shrimp and mysis shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a spacious, mature reef setting.

Behaviour

A peaceful but shy Butterflyfish.

Identification

Is brownish-black with a white band down the side. Has been known to hybridise with Hemitaurichthys polylepis‎.

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