Ocellate coralfish

Species information for the Ocellate coralfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Parachaetodon Ocellatus

    COMMON NAME - Ocellate Coralfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - India, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Ryukyus, Bonin Islands, Great Barrier Reef, New South Wales

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Algae, small crustaceans, sponges


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Feed live brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, black worms and once feeding provide chopped fresh seafood, frozen brine shrimp, frozen priparations for carnivores, and omnivores, flake foods. Fares better if kept in pairs or a small group if introduced at the same time, provide plenty of swimming room, provide a peaceful non aggressive community, a potential threat to sessile invertebrates, small shrimp, an established reef tank with plenty of hiding places is a plus.

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

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