Redback butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Paucifasciatus

    COMMON NAME - Redback Butterflyfish, Crown Butterflyfish, Red Sea Pearlscaled Butterflyfish.

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Red Sea

    MIN. SIZE AQUARIUM - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Filamentous algae, coral polyps, polychaete worm tentacles, polychaete worms, peanut worms, opisthobranchs, crustaceans, ascidians, sea urchin tube feet.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide a peaceful community tank with plenty of hiding places. Will accept most marine fare, feed min. 2 times a day a varied diet for carnevores, hebivorres, and omnivores, more than one can be kept in same tank if all are introduced at the same time. 72-82 F (22-28 C).

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 18, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009

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