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Saddleback Butterfly; Fiji - Chaetodon ephippium

Saddleback Butterfly; Fiji - Chaetodon ephippium

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The Saddleback Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ephippium), also known as the Fiji Butterflyfish, is a species of marine fish found in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in the waters around Fiji.

The Saddleback Butterflyfish has a striking appearance characterized by its black saddle-shaped patch on a white body. It has a yellow-orange snout and a thin, vertical black band that runs through its eye. The fins are predominantly yellow.

These fish inhabit coral reefs and are usually found in pairs or small groups. They feed primarily on coral polyps, algae, and small invertebrates.

The Saddleback Butterflyfish is known for its peaceful nature and can be a beautiful addition to a well-maintained saltwater aquarium. However, it is important to note that they can be challenging to keep due to their specific dietary and environmental requirements. Proper research and care should be undertaken before considering keeping them in a home aquarium.

In their natural habitat, Saddleback Butterflyfish play a role in maintaining the health and balance of coral reef ecosystems. They contribute to the control of algae growth and aid in the dispersal of coral polyps.

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