Golden butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Semilarvatus

    COMMON NAME - Golden Butterflyfish (Semilarvatus Butterflyfish)

    SIZE - 9.1" (23 cn)

    RANGE - Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Some are reluctant to feed, offer live black worms, clam on the half shell, live or frozen mysid shrimp, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, once feeding vary the diet including frozen preparations for herbivores. Feed at least 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Can be kept with soft dorals such as Sinularia spp. but, is not suited for a tank with stony corals and some soft corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Purchasse only young, healthy, feeding specimens, younger specimens are more likely to accept substitute foods. Needs plenty of swimming room, keep with peaceful species, can be kept in pairs or small groups in larger aquariums.

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

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