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Species Name: Chaetodon guttatissimus

Authority: Bennett, 1833

Common Name: Spotted Butterflyfish

Range: Indian Ocean

Size: 5 inches - 12 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoon reefs and fore-reef slopes in rich coral growth areas at depths between 10 - 100 feet (3 - 30 m)

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of coral polyps and some algae, yet accepts a wide variety of foods in the aquarium. Requires a varied diet with numerous feeding per day. Provide a rocky environment with numerous open caves and much coral rubble. Rarely seen in the trade. One per aquarium.

Aquarium Suitability: A fish-only aquarium species and aggressive to others in the family

Spotted Butterflyfish (Chaetodon guttatissimus) Photo Credit:Bob Fenner

Photo Credit: Bob Fenner


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