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Parachaetodon ocellatus


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lexID:
985 
AphiaID:
282012 
Scientific:
Parachaetodon ocellatus 
German:
Segelfalterfisch - Fünfbinden-Falter 
English:
Sixspine Butterflyfish 
Category:
Pesci farfalla 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Parachaetodon (Genus) > ocellatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Cuvier, ), 1831 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Lesser Sunda Islands, Northern Territory, Raja Amat, Western Australia, Ogasawara Islands, Houtman Abrolhos (Abrolhos Islands), Cambodia, New South Wales, Australia, Bali, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Indonesia, Isole Ryukyu, Isole Salomon, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Nuova Guinea, Oceano Indiano, Pacifico occidentale, Papua Nuova Guinea, Queensland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, Timor Est, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
5 - 40 Meter 
Size:
15 cm - 18 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Sponges, Alghe, Crostacei, Daphnia salina, invertebrati, Mysis, zooplancton 
Tank:
~ 800 Liter 
Difficulty:
Solo per acquariofili esperti 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-23 21:30:56 

Husbandry

Parachaetodon ocellatus also commonly referred as Sixspine butterflyfish or Kite butterflyfish has four brown, broad bands across the body (5 bands as juveniles and 4 as adults). The snout is blunt. There is a black eye spot at the base of the tail fin with a less distinct false eye on the dorsal fin. Adults have a more pointed dorsal fin.

The Sixspine butterflyfish is distributed to the Indo-Pacific Ocean: from India and Sri Lanka to Fiji, north to Ryukyu and Bonin Islands, and south to northern Great Barrier Reef and New South Wales; sometimes seen in shallow bays and estuaries at a depth of 3 to 30 m and found over flat muddy bottoms and/or in seagrass beds. Usually alone but sometimes in smaller groups.

Parachaetodon ocellatus natural diet consists of algae and crustaceans, and possibly sponges. It is known to feed on coral polyps and small inverts. Unfortunately these beautiful fishes are popular in the aquarium trade although they are considered difficult to keep and feed.



Remarks:

Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.


Classification

Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Parachaetodon
Species: Parachaetodon ocellatus

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Husbandry know-how of owners

Mishio am 06.09.08#3
Dass dieser Fisch selten ist, halte ich für ein Gerücht...
Was den schwierigkeitsgrad betrifft, so sollte nur ein Exemplar gekauft werden, das schon beim händler frisst, ansonsten ist das überleben von kurzer dauer.
was aber anscheinend noch niemand bemerkt hat, ist dass dieser fisch der beste glasrosenfresser ist den ich kenne: feilenfisch oder rostratus sind da absolut unzuverlässig, wohingegen der parachaetodon immer seine aufgaben zur vollsten zufriedenheit erfüllt. Auch ist dieser Fisch ein eher ruhiger zeitgenosse,
Hausriff am 14.02.08#2
Pflege seit 9 Monaten ein Pärchen Parachaetodon ocellatus.Ich hatte von Anfang an keine Probleme bei der Fütterung der Segelfalterfische.Ab und an zupfen sie an Weichkorallen ohne sie jedoch wirklich zu schädigen.Sps Korallen werden von ihnen nicht beachtet.Trockenfutter wird aber bisher nicht angenommen.
Eher ein Ruhiger Fischvertreter,keine rangeleien mit anderen Fischen.
Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Western Pacific to Indonesia; 18 cm; uncommon
Seen in Ogasawara but not from Okinawa; schooling; a black spot persists in large adults; fairly difficult to maintain
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