Mullers butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chelmon Mulleri

    COMMON NAME - Muller's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" ( 18 cm )

    RANGE - Australia

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Fresh clam on the half shell, black mussel on the half shell, sessile invertebrates on live rock, live brine, mysid shrimp.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution. May nip some soft corals, feeds heavily on tubeworms appendages, small crustaceans.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep singly, in pairs if introduced at same time, provide plenty of swimming space, hiding places and adequate water movement simulating a turbid environment. Will eat glass worms, the heads of feather dusters, and will decimate polychaete worm populations, 7o-81 F ( 21-27 C). Do not purchase any specimen with a pinched abdomen, make sure the fish is feeding prior to purchase, specimens acclimate well to captivity, although less colorful than the copperband, the most hardy of the Chelmon Genera.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 3, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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