Muller's Butterflyfish (Chelmon mulleri)

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Muller's Butterflyfish

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Chelmon mulleri

Moderate

sg

1.02 - 1.025

pH

8.1 - 8.4

[[Minimum temperature::68 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::77 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

9-10 years

Family

Chaetodontidae



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Additional names

Muller's Butterflyfish, Blackfin Coralfish


Origin

Endemic to Western Pacific: found exclusively on coastal reefs and estuaries of Queensland. Recently recorded from northwestern Australia.

Sexing

Not possible to visually sex.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful fish but should not be kept with other Butterflyfish nor with any stress-inducing fish. House in a reef tank with caution, they will pick on feather dusters and anemones and may well nip at invertebrates too.

Diet

Can be difficult to feed. Should be offered a variety of foods including mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, or frozen whole cockle. Has been used for Aiptasia control

Feeding regime

Feed several times a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a large established marine system with hiding places in live rock.

Behaviour

Exercise caution, as they can nip invertebrates.

Identification

Darker than the similar Copperband Butterflyfish.

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