Rosy butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Prognathodes Aculeatus

    COMMON NAME - Rosy Butterflyfish, Caribbean Longnose Butterflyfish, Atlantic longnose Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 3.9" (10)

    RANGE - Tropical Western Atlantic

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

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

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6-8 depending on individual.

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Eats feather duster worms, nips at large polyped stony corals and gorgonians, may not adapt to high reef lighting.

    CAPTIVE CARE- If the lighting is not too bright will acclimate and accept most aquarium foods, may not survive long term, keep only one per tank, normally will not bother other species except butterflyfish. A deep water reef tank with plenty of hiding places and swim room about upper and lower areas of the tank a plus.

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

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