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Panda Butterflyfish

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Scientific name: Chaetodon adiergastos

The basics:

Appearance:
The Panda Butterflyfish is characterized by its diagonal white and brownish stripes on the side of the body, and yellow fins. The fish earns its name from the black panda-like spot which covers its eye. There is also a black spot on the forehead. Compared to other Butterflyfish, there is no spot on the caudal fin. The dorsal, ventral, and caudal fins give the fish a very symmetrical look due to the equal spacing on the body.

Size:
7-8 inches

Temperament:
This fish is a nocturnal fish which is unlikely among Butterflyfish. During the day, it is found to hide in nooks and crannies in the rockwork or under corals.

Housing:
The ideal tank size for this fish is 200 gallons. Panda Butterflyfish exist in pairs or in small groups. The fish feeds on corals, worms, crabs, and other invertebrates.

Temperature:
72.00-82.00 °F

pH:
8.40-8.50

Alkalinity:
35.000-120.000 mg/L

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