Pyramid butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Hemitaurichthys Polylepis

    COMMON NAME - Pyramid Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacifc

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - If well fed, yes.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will accept most aquarium foods, finely chopped seafood, frozen or live brine shrimp, frozen preparations, flake food. Provide adequate swimming room, small groups, pairs or singly, provide a peaceful community during acclimation, once acclimated to captivity can be housed with moderately aggressive fish.

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

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