Fish Species

Comet - (Calloplesiops altivelis)

Comet - (Calloplesiops altivelis) - Description

The Comet is also known as the Marine Betta. They are nocturnal and tend to hide in crevices and caves during the day. The Comet has a false eye to confuse predators and if they feel threatened will hide in a crevice, just showing their tail which gives them the appearance of the moray eel!

The Comet is not recommended for the beginner as they can be very fussy eaters, preferring only live food.

Popular Name: Comet
Species: Calloplesiops altivelis

Profile of the Comet - (Calloplesiops altivelis)

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Comet species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.0 - 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Prefers live food such as shrimp and black worms

  • Temperament: Shy, good community fish

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller at depths of up to 50m

  • Behaviour: Nocturnal, need plenty of hiding places

  • Range: Indo-West Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Comet - (Calloplesiops altivelis)

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Calloplesiops altivelis

  • Popular Name: Comet - Marine Betta

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Plesiopidae

Marine Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Comet - (Calloplesiops altivelis)

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


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