Zoster Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys zoster)
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473 Litres (125 US G.)
14-18 cm (5.5-7.1")
8.2 - 8.5
23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)
This animal is available captive bred
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- Zoster Butterflyfish, Black Pyramid Butterfly
Additional scientific names
- Chaetodon zoster, Tetragonoptrus zoster
- Indian Ocean: East Africa to Guam, north to India, south to Mauritius.
- It is not possible to visually sex this fish.
- A generally peaceful Butterflyfish which should be reef safe provided it is kept well fed.
- 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.
- Feed twice a day.
- Does best in a spacious, mature reef setting.
- A peaceful but shy Butterflyfish.
- Is brownish-black with a white band down the side. Has been known to hybridise with Hemitaurichthys polylepis.
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