We could not start the fish data sheets without talking about the fishes on the logo of the Magazine and ForumVitadibarriera.
Scientific Name: Chaetodon semilarvatusCommon Name: Blue-cheeked butterfly fishTaxonomic Classification:Phylum: ChordataClass: ActinopterygiiSubclass: Neopterygii Order: PerciformesSuborder: PercoideaFamily: ChaetodontidaeGenus: ChaetodonSpecies: SemilarvatusDescription: It has a heavily compressed body at its sides. The muzzle is stretched. The dorsal fin covers all the back. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are also yellow and blackened. It can reach 23 cm in length.Coloration: The livery is yellow in color with 14 vertical bands. The species is characterized by a blue spot that extends from the eyes to the throat.Behaviour: It lives in couples or in small groups of 10-15 specimens. Not very sociable fish, unsuitable for coexistence with reef fish of different races, may be aggressive with other Chaetodon, albeit of different color.Sexual Dimorphism: Not established.Habitat: ReefTips for breeeding: It needs a large tank, as it swims willingly, but also needs shelter and hideout; with well filtered and aerated water. Low resistance to diseases, suffering from excessive nitrates and phosphates, therefore, high and constant temperatures are recommended, partial changes of water siphoning the bottom of the tank, ozone treatments, and regular addition of trace elements, garlic and vitamins. Not suitable for beginner and aquariums with invertebrates.Alimentation: It mainly feeds on microfauna of the substrates and other small invertebrates, but especially on coral polyps, with particular preference for soft corals.Diffusion: It’s a kind of endemic butterfly fish from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.Swimming ability: LowDifficulty: Difficult Reproduction: Reproduction is not collective but is handled by the single couples. His eggs are pelagic. Reproduction not currently verified in captivity.Risk of extinction: Minimum
Photo By Felice PanicoDATA SHEET Scientific name: Lysmata Amboinensis Common Name: White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp Taxonomic classification Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Malachite Subclass: Eumalacostraca Order: Decapod Suborder: Pleocyemata Family: Hippolytidae Genus: Lysmata Species: Amboinensis Description: They are very peaceful and sociable animals for this reason they are suitable for any type of tank. Periodically they make a mute […]
DATA SHEET Scientific name: Symphysodon Aequifasciatus Common name: Discus Taxonomic classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Cichlidae Genus: Symphysodon Species: Aequifasciatus Description: Her Majesty the Discus, so called because of the disc-shaped and compressed body at the sides, has very large and rounded anal and finch fins, the ventral fins are thin and long and the caudal fin is very […]
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