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Mertensii Butterflyfish

Greek Name: Chaetodon mertensii

$44.99

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The Mertensii Butterflyfish, also known as the Orangetail Butterflyfish, or Crowned Pearlyscale Butterflyfish is a blue-silver hue with black lines on the body’s scales. It has a crisscross pattern and a pearly sheen. The majority of its posterior is orange. It is also black with silver edges in the eye.
It could be housed in a 120 gallon or bigger aquarium if it is maintained and calm. It can be kept in conjunction together with other Butterflyfish when they are introduced into the tank at the same time. It is not considered to be reef safe.

A diet for the butterflyfish Mertensii must include a variety of meaty meals.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″

Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, Orange, White

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

6"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

Family

Chaetodontidae

Minimum Tank

120 gallons

Description

General information about Mertensii Butterflyfish
The Mertensii butterflyfish (chaetodon mertensii) is blue silver with black lines on the scales of its body. It has a criss-cross design and a pearlescent sheen. The majority of its posterior is orange, and it also has a black-edged silver stripe running through its eye. It can be kept in larger home aquariums, provided it is kept clean and tranquil. It could be kept alongside other Butterflyfish when they are brought into the tank at the same time.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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