Banded butterflyfish

Species information for the Banded butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Striatus

    COMMON NAME - Banded Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.2" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Bermuda, Northern Gulf of Mexico, south to Brazil, east to St. Pauls Rockds in the Eastern atlantic

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Fanworms, Christmas tree worms, spaghetti worms, hard coral polyps zoanthids, stony coral gametes, polychaete tentacles. Varied diet of chopped fresh seafoods, marine fare for conivores and herbivores. Feed min 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended due to special diet. Ok with the more noxious corals with caution.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Does well in the home aquarium if acclimated properly and begins feeding, will pick at hard and soft corals, provide several hiding places, can keep more than one in larger tanks.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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