Latticed butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Rafflesi

    COMMON NAME - Latticed butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish suitably chopped, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed at least 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Cannot be trusted with stony or soft corals, zoanthids, or anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Easy to maintain in a peaceful community tank, needs numerous hiding places. Usually will accept fresh chopped seeafoods, frozen brine shrimp, some individuals may need live food (brine shrimp or black worms) to start a feeding response. Coloration will not brighten until fully acclimated and feeding properly and then only when not stressed, the fish will continue to feed when off color.

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

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