Latticed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon rafflesii)
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284 Litres (75 US G.)
15-18 cm (5.9-7.1")
8.1 - 8.4
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Latticed Butterflyfish, Raffle's Butterflyfish, Raffles' Coralfish
Additional scientific names
- Anisochaetodon rafflesi, Chaetodon dahli, Chaetodon princeps, Chaetodon rafflesi, Chaetodon rafflessi, Chaetodon sebae
Origin[edit | edit source]
- It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific, from Sri Lanka, north to Japan, south to Australia and east to the Tuamoto Islands. In Australia it is known from off north-western Western Australia and the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is very difficult to visually sex this fish.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Not reef safe and will nip at corals and anemones. It is best kept as a solitary Butterflyfish, they are found in pairs in the wild.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Should accept most meaty foods. In the wild it feeds on coral polyps, sea anemones and polychaetes.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs an SG of 1.020 - 1.025 and a spacious mature tank with hiding places in live rock.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- If the fish is asleep or stressed, it will get a dark spot on the front of the body.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This is a tall laterally compressed fish, typical almost square shape of Butterflyfish. It's body is a strong yellow in colour with dark scale margins giving it a lattice-like appearance. It has a black eye band and a blue patch between the eyes; the tail has a black vertical stripe.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )