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Sunburst Butterfly - West Ind Ocean


Sunburst Butterfly - West Ind Ocean
Chaetodon kleinii
Place of origin: 
Western Indian Ocean

Named Sunburst Butterfly due to its incredible golden yellow colour. With a black or dark blue eye band, this butterfly is quite peaceful even with members of its own species. The nutritional diet should include crustaceans and frozen food such as mysis and brineshrimp.

The members of the family Chaetodontidae, popularly know as butterflyfishes, coralfishes and bannerfishes. Most species of butterflyfish live in the warm tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific (about 90%) with the remainder in the Atlantic. Only a few species are found in subtropical waters, bordering onto subtemperate zones. The butterflyfish have a highly compressed body in which the back is raised , forming an elongate-oval to near circular shape in some; a small protactible mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws; a continuous dorsal fin with strong and sharp spines in the anterior section, followed by a large-surface soft part; an anal fin mirroring the soft part of the dorsal fin , headed by 3-5 strong spines, of which the 2nd is often greatly enlarged.

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