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Scientific Name: Chaetodon guttatissimus
Origin: Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Bali, Thailand
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 5-7 years, possibly longer
- Reef Compatible: No
- Water Conditions: 72.0 to 82.0° F, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 5"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallon
The Peppered Butterflyfish is also called the Spotted Butterflyfish in reference to it's coloring--it is a white fish covered in small black spots.
In the wild, they eat coral polyps and algae, but in captivity they can be a fed a mix of live, frozen and specially formulated flake and pellet foods containing spirulina and plant matter. They will not do well in a reef tank due to their diet in the wild, but can be kept in a community fish tank. It will be aggressive towards other butterflyfish and should be the only one in the aquarium.