Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Facts about Beaked Coralfish. "Scientific name for Beaked Coralfish is Chelmon rostratus". Beaked Coralfish is a variety of butterfly fish that comes from the Pomacanthidae family. The Beaked Coralfish varieties are largely found in reefs in both the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The Beaked Coralfish breed is one among the three varieties that structure the Chelmon type and all three varieties contain elongated beaks. Generally, the Beaked Coralfish varieties are also seen on the protected habitats, internal reefs from low water down to a depth of about (25 meters) and they used to swim lonely or in pairs.
Features of the Beaked Coralfish
The Beaked Coralfish breed is a peaceful fish, with a body length of 8 inches (20 cm). The Beaked Coralfish varieties are easily recognized by the yellow-colored banding and long nose. The juvenile fish are similar in look to matured fish. The Beaked Coralfish breed looks taller than its body length due to its dense, deep-bodied shape with an extended dorsal fin and the following fins, including its perpendicular yellow lines on a white backdrop. The nose of the fish is long and slim, and the dark eye of this fish variety is less noticeable than the dark eye-mark on its dorsal fin. The foot of the tail has a dark band that runs to the tail at right angles. The Beaked Coralfish breeds have two significant endurance adaptations. The biggest noticeable eyespots on top of its tail puzzle the predators and its elongated snout allows it to attain the food in narrow gaps. This fish variety is defensive and oviparous.
Aquarium care of the Beaked Coralfish
Test the water when preparing your tank for your Beaked Coralfish: You will need to purchase a liquid tester so that you can test for Nitrates and Ammonia. The strip-style test kits are unreliable and a waste of money. You should use a dechlorinating product to remove the harmful chlorine from the water. Test for nitrite, ammonia, and proper pH 8.2 to 8.4. The ammonia should always be 0, the nitrite should be 0, and the nitrate should preferably be below 20 ppm. If it's at or above 40 parts per million (ppm), you have too many fish or are not changing the water often enough. Cycling your tank is important, Follow the steps to cycle your tank. This establishes healthy bacterial and chemical levels.
Remove 30% of the water from your fish tank each month with new water, or a 15% water change every 2 weeks is ideal for keeping nitrates lower. With corals in the fish tank, then 20% water change every month, or 10% change every 2 weeks. The minimum size of a tank for your Beaked Coralfish 125 gallons. The water tempreture should be between 72 to 78 F° (22 to 25 cel), dKH 8 to 12, sg 1.020-1.025.
Diet of the Beaked Coralfish
The Beaked Coralfish breed feeds on small invertebrates and coral polyps in the wild. In the aquarium, they are fed with substrate young insects, mollusks and clams.
The average lifespan of the Beaked Coralfish breed is more than 4 years.