Reef butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Sedentarius

    COMMON NAME - Reef Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - North Carolina, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Brazil

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Polychaete worms, crustaceans, hydroids.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution and if kept well fed.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will accept a varied diet of marine fare, feed min. 2 times a day if housed in an established reef, otherwise, feed 3 times a day. Can be kept in groups if introduced at the same time, keep with non aggressive tankmates, 68-82 F (20-28 C). The black spot on the dorsal fin of the juveniles fades with age.

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

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