Doublesaddle butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Ulietensis

    COMMON NAME - Doublesaddle Butterflyfish (False Falcula Butterflyfish)

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty and vegetable marine foods. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Eats tubeworms, mushroom corals, anemones, stony corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Initially shy, once acclimated will accept most foods. Needs places to hide and a relatively peaceful tank, willl aggressively feed once acclimated, smaller specimens are easier to get to feed, can be kept in groups in larger tanks and they will tolerate other members of the family. Similar looking member (C. Falcula).

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

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