French butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Prognathodes Marcellae

    COMMON NAME - Marcella Butterflyfish, French Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Senegal south to Congo River Mouth, cape Verde Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Bethic invertebrates, tube worms, possibly some soft and hard coral polyps.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Only with great caution.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep at cooler temperatures as this is a deep water species (61 - 66 F)(16-19 C). Feed a varied diet of marine frozen fare, feed min. 2 times a day, provide plenty of hiding places and an established reef structure, acclimate at lowered lighting, may not acclimate to intense lighting. Difficult to keep long term unless adequate temperature can be maintained.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 2, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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