These fish normally eat for the most part, coral polyps, therefore problems can arise in captivity when trying to give it an alternative food. It is therefore essential to be well prepared before acquiring them and have several suitable food types ready to present them with. However well prepared, there will be a large percentage, that will die after a short time in captivity. It may mean having to keep living corals, mussels and zooplankton as food, in order to keep these fish alive whilst they are getting accustomed to alternative types of food. These fish should be kept in a well run aquarium where they can "graze" algae from rocks and stones. If there are insufficient algae on the rocks, it is important to feed more frequently and supplement with algae rich food e.

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More on author: Linnaeus. Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total : 13; Dorsal soft rays total : ; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 16 - Large black spot surrounded by a white ring on body below rear of dorsal fin. Narrow, dark, diagonal lines that meet at mid-side, forming series of forward-pointing chevrons Ref.

Upper profile of head steep and slightly concave due to protruding snout; light gray, shading to pale yellowish on sides; a black bar on head; pelvic fins yellow Ref. Feed mainly on zoantharians, polychaete worms, gorgonians and tunicates. Easily approached Ref. Oviparous Ref. Form pairs during breeding Ref. Monogamous mating is observed as obligate, genetic and social Ref. Butterfly and angelfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany.

Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Trophic Level Ref. Resilience Ref. Vulnerability Ref. Common name e.

Gadus morhua. Chaetodon capistratus Linnaeus , Foureye butterflyfish. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Google image. Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 20 m Ref. Maturity: L m 9. Dorsal spines total : 13; Dorsal soft rays total : ; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 16 - Inhabit shallow reefs and generally occurs singly or in pairs.

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Chaetodon capistratus

The foureye butterflyfish Chaetodon capistratus is a butterflyfish family Chaetodontidae. It is alternatively called the four-eyed butterflyfish. Chaetodon capistratus is the type species of Chaetodon. Foureye butterflyfish are deep-bodied and laterally compressed, with a single dorsal fin and a small mouth with tiny, bristle like teeth. The body is light grey, sometimes with a yellowish hue, and dark forward-pointing chevrons. The ventral fins are yellow.

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Chaetodon capistratus is found in the western waters of the tropical Atlantic. They only occur in shallow coral reefs in depths of 2 - 20 meters. They seek shelter at night in crevices hiding from predators such as moray eel and various sharks Florida Museum of Natural History, Social foraging groups of as many as 15 individuals have been observed where there were no consistent pairings. Density of the adults in the reef may have caused the pairing to break down Colin,

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