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Chaetodon declivis Poisson papillon masqué


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lexID:
469 
AphiaID:
273332 
Scientific:
Chaetodon declivis 
German:
Marqueas-Falterfisch 
English:
Marquesan Butterflyfish, Marquesas Butterflyfish, Marquesas Butterflyfish 
Category:
Poissons-Papillons 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > declivis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 1975 
Occurrence:
Phoenix Islands, Marquesas Islands, Kiribati, Line Islands, îles Christmas, Océan Indien, Polynésie Française 
Sea depth:
20 - 80 Meter 
Size:
11 cm - 12 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
algues, crevettes, Invertébrés, le zooplancton, mysis, polypes coralliens 
Tank:
~ 550 Liter 
Difficulty:
Pour aquariophiles éprouvés 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-12-24 07:47:44 

Husbandry

Sur cette photo il s'agit de la très rare sous-espèce wilderi. Cette espèce est endémique de l'île de Kirimati. La différenciation avec la forme nominale est possible en observant la couleur jaune claire (au lieu d'orange) de la bande qui traverse l'oeil et la coloration noire plus intense (au lieu du noir-orange sâle). Originaire des îles Marquises, il peut être maintenu comme les autres poissons-papillons. En résumé : une fois acclimaté ce poisson est facile à maintenir dans une eau de bonne qualité. En revanche il ne devrait pas être maintenu dans un bac avec des invertébrés car il mange et détériore les polypes des coraux.

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leebca am 28.02.06#2
I find the Declivis Butterflyfish a relatively easy fish to acclimate to aquarium life. It eats many different kinds of food and asserts itself at feeding time, in a community tank. What many aquarists don't realize is that this fish, along with the Tinker's Butterflyfish, enjoy eating a bit of macro algae. Provide fresh algae or dried packaged sheets of nori or algae daily like you would a tang, and it will enjoy that fair.

As always with most butterflyfishes, it is best to put into quarantine in order to get it eating different foods, and to get it used to humans (as well as to be sure it is disease-free).
Hiroyuki Tanaka am 01.06.05#1
Marquesas Islands ( C.d.declivis) & Line Islands ( C.d.wilderi); 12 cm; scarce
Specimens sold at shops are all this subspecies C.declivis wilderi from Christmas Island, Line Islands in mid Pacific, and these cannot be found in Marquesas, so we should call it Wilder’s Butterflyfish, not Marquesan Butterflyfish; a subtle difference could be found between these two subspecies, however; the amount of dark area depends on specimens; very close to C.tinke i ; fortunately I could see it for the first time at a shop in Oahu, and it was just collected and brought back by Dr. Randall Kosaki, who described Centropyge nahackyi in 1989, we met just after his description; the specimen in a shop soon took foods offered in the tank (see right photo); very easy to acclimate and maintain in aquaria
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