Fourspot butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Quadrimaculatus

    COMMON NAME - Fourspot Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.4" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Western and South Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet including meaty foods and frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No - Feeds on small polyped stony corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - This is a pacific species that is generally considered difficult to keep, Tends to be shy and is reluctant to feed, until acclimated and feeding do not keep with aggressive tankmates. Several hiding places are required along with a peaceful community tank. Live food, live rock with encrusting invertebrates and algae, or a lush growth of filamentous algae are a big plus in acclimation and feeding response.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 18, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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