Saddle Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ephippium)

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Saddle Butterflyfish

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Saddle Butterflyfish

Chaetodon ephippium

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Chaetodontidae



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Additional names

Saddle Butterflyfish, Saddleback Butterflyfish, Blackblotch Butterflyfish, Black-Blotched Butterflyfish, Saddled Coralfish

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon garnoti, Chaetodon mulsanti, Chaetodon principalis


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Best kept one to a tank and without any other similar Butterflyfish. Not reef-safe, will eat some invertebrates, soft corals and some stony corals.

Diet

Carnivorous, will eat most meaty foods.

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Can be kept in a reef environment and prefers a spacious mature tank with hiding places, but will nibble at and eat most soft and stony corals and invertebrates.

Behaviour

Identification

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