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Butterflyfish reach an adult size of six inches in captivity. The captive care of this group of fish varies a great deal due to the special feeding requirements (live coral polyp) of some species. A large tank with ample hiding places is needed to successfully maintain some species.

  • Black & White Heniochus

    Heniochus acuminatus (L)

  • Burges’s Butterflyfish

    Chaetodon burgessi

  • Copperband Butterfly

    Chelmon rostratus (S)

  • Copperband Butterfly

    Chelmon rostratus (M)

  • Humphead Bannerfish

    Heniochus varius (L)

  • Humphead Bannerfish

    Heniochus varius (S)

  • Golden Eight-banded Butterflyfish

    Chaetodon cf. octofasciatus (Gold)

  • Klein’s Butterfly

    Chaetodon kleinii (M/L)

  • Pakistani Butterfly

    Chaetodon collare (M)

  • Pearlscale Butterfly

    Chaetodon xanthurus (M)

  • Raccoon Butterfly

    Chaetodon lunula (M)

  • Speckled Butterflyfish

    Chaetodon citrinellus

  • Black-back Butterflyfish

    Chaetodon melannotus

  • Golden Butterfly; Red Sea

    Chaetodon semilarvatus (M)

  • Somali Butterfly; East Africa

    Chaetodon leucopleura (M)

  • Auriga Butterfly; East Africa

    Chaetodon Auriga (M)

  • Moorish Idol; East Africa

    Zanclus cornutus (L)

  • Yellow Longnose Butterfly

    Forcipiger longirostris (S/M)

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Updated: July 16 2012


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