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Punctato Butterfly
Chaetodon punctatofasciatus
Punctato Butterfly
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Size: 3-3.5 inches
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Docile
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Clam
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
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The Punctato Butterfly is commonly referred as Dot Dash Butterflyfish, Spotband Butterflyfish, or Spot-band Butterflyfish. As it matures, it becomes more yellow dorsally with about seven vertical dark stripes on the upper half of the body, with rows of dark spots below. The Punctato Butterfly should be kept in a tank not less than 30 gallons, and requires a lot of hiding places, and calm tank mates. It should not be housed with inverts since it tends to eat most invertebrates. The diet should consist of finely chopped seafood meats and algae-based meals. Since it is easy to care for, the Punctato Butterfly becomes a good choice for a beginner aquarist. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. It may eat some invertebrates, and that is why it is considered reef safe but with caution. Although its natural diet consists mainly of coral polyps and algae, the Punctato Butterfly will accept a wide variety of foods in the aquarium. It has an average life span of 5 years and if fed properly, it makes a valuable addition to any tank. The Punctato Butterfly needs sand or coral substrate in the tank to survive naturally. This fish is not aggressive and is shy when initially when introduced to the aquarium. It is best to select tank mates that are not overly territorial or aggressive. The Punctato Butterfly will generally get along well with other butterflyfish, as well as other members of its own kind. Some of the moderately aggressive species may bully this butterflyfish, therefore, we suggest you not to house the Punctato Butterfly with damselfish and anemonefish, angelfish, surgeonfish, and triggerfish.
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The family of Butterflyfish get their name from their behavior offluttering around the reef. These fish typically have rather round and thin bodies. They are very colorful and some have extended snouts which they use to reach worms entrenched in the reef. They do spend their days pecking at coral and rockwork with their long, thin snouts in search of coral polyps, worms, and the many small invertebrates.These fish feeds on filamentous algae, small invertebrates, coral polyps, and fish eggs. Offer frozen butterfly food, chopped clams, enriched flake food or small pellets.Although they are considered easy to keep, they will do better is a system that has been established for at least six months.Some butterflyfish species travel in small schools, many are solitary until they find a partner, with whom they may mate for life.
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