Chevron butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY -Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Trifascialis

    COMMON NAME - Chevron Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Red sea, Hawaiian Islands, society Islands, Southern Japan, Lord Howe Islands, Rapa Islands

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal (379 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine preparations for carnevores, crustacean flesh, marine frozen preparations for butterflyfish, live brine and mysid shrimp.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No, an abligate coralivore, eats stony coral polyps and coral mucus.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide plenty of acropora, milipora, and other polyped stony corals that develop mucus, keep only one per tank. This is an aggressive species and will defend its feeding territory from all competitors including its own kind. Not recommended for captivity.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 4, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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