Truncate butterflyfish

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FAMILY - Chactodontidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chelmonops Truncatus

COMMON NAME - Truncate Butterflyfish, Truncate Coralfish, Eastern Talma

SIZE - 8.9" (22 cm)

RANGE - Queensland, Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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

FOODS AND FEEDING - Omnivorous, filamentous algae, worms, crustaceans.

AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution (Lower temperatures required).

CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one or a proven pair per tank, keep with non aggressive tankmates, if a feeding response is not forthcoming start acclimation on live brine, mysid shrimps. Once acclimated provide frozen marine fare for omnivores, algae, finely chopped seafare. Ships poorly, 66-77 F (19-25 C).

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