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The Peppered Butterflyfish Chaetodon guttatissimus is a handsome fish found across a very wide range in the Indian Ocean. It is most often seen in pairs or small groups dwelling among the hard coral growths of lagoon reefs and seaward reef slopes. Like all Butterflyfish it is corallivorous,meaning coral polyps make up part of its diet, but also feeds on polychaete worms and algae.

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Peppered Butterflyfish

The Peppered Butterflyfish Chaetodon guttatissimus is a handsome fish found across a very wide range in the Indian Ocean. It is most often seen in pairs or small groups dwelling among the hard coral growths of lagoon reefs and seaward reef slopes. Like all Butterflyfish it is corallivorous,meaning coral polyps make up part of its diet, but also feeds on polychaete worms and algae.

This is not a very large butterflyfish, reaching only about 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) in length. It has a creamy white to yellowish background with a dark vertical stripe running through the eye and another in the center of the tail fin. But its feature is the peppered looking spots that cover its body. They are arranged in a rather haphazard pattern of broken stripes. Thus a couple other descriptive common names this fish is aptly known by are Spotted Butterflyfish and Gorgeous Gussy.

Although not as colorful as many other types of butterflyfish, this species has an attraction of its own. It is one of the less sensitive members of the Chaetodontidae. Once it is adjusted to captivity it can make a nice addition to a saltwater aquarium. The biggest challenge is getting a new specimen to eat. This may involve placing mussels and clams inside the tank in their open shell, or providing some live hard corals.

Because adapting it to life in the aquarium can be tricky with this fish, it is suggested for a more experienced aquarist. Once it has settled in it can be a hardy pet and no technical care is needed to maintain it. Although its natural diet consists mainly of coral polyps and algae, it will accept a wide variety of foods in the aquarium. It does need a good sized tank that is well established, and having good algae growth in the aquarium will help to sustain it. A 55 gallon tank is the suggested minimum size. Decorate the tank with rocks creating many caves for hiding places and lots of rocky rubble. Also make sure there is plenty of swimming space. it swims freely and usually spends a good deal of its time in the open water, moving in and out of crevices.

Many reef-keepers hope to keep this butterflyfish in a mini reef, but as it will be a coral eater it is best kept in a fish only community tank. This fish will be aggressive with other members of its family but can do well in a fish only community tank kept with a variety of other species that are not overly territorial or aggressive. It can also be kept with some of the larger and rather territorial genera of angelfish like the Pomacanthus and Holacanthus as well the smaller Centropygegenus and a number of others.

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