Dotted butterflyfish

Species information for the Dotted butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Semelon

    COMMON NAME - Dotted Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 9.9" (25.5 cm)

    RANGE - Maldives, Tuamotus, Ryukyus, Great Barrier Reef

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Fresh chopped seafoods, frozen brine shrimp, reluctant individuals live brine shrimp, live black worms.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No, will damage or eat hard and soft coral polyps, zoanthids, anemones, ascidians,polycaete worms.

    CAPTIVE CARE - House in a peaceful community tank, provide several hiding places. Keep only one per tank, displays subdued coloration majority of the time, 72-81 F (22-27 C), this species is a noncoraline invertebrate feeder in the wild.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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