Redtail Butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare) - Wiki
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[Photo] Collared butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare) Also known as a Redtail Butterflyfish. Source collared butterflyfish http://www.flickr.com/photos/61952179@N00/89929999/ Date November 25, 2005 at 07:11. Author jon hanson http://www.flickr.com/people/61952179@N00 from london, UK
The redtail butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, also known as the Pakistani butterflyfish, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae. It can be found in reefs of the Indo-Pacific oceans: from the Persian Gulf and Maldives to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia. It usually swims at depths of between 3 and 15 m.
The redtail butterflyfish is brown or black, with light scales, giving it a spotted appearance. It has a prominent, vertical white streak behind the eyes, a dark stripe over the eyes, and another, smaller white stripe in front of the eyes. The base of the tail is bright red, followed by a black stripe. The tip of the tail is white.
It can grow to 18 cm in length.
In the wild, its diet consists of coral polyps. In captivity, it is fed a variety of meats, including fish and shrimp.
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