Scythe butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Prognathodes Falcifer

    COMMON NAME - Scythe Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.2" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Santa Catalina Island (California), Guadalupe Island, Cabo San Lucas, San Benito Island, Galapagos Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Polyps of black corals, benthic invertebrates


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - A chiller is a must as this species needs lower water temperatures 61-68 F (16-20 C). Feed a varied diet of marine fare for carnivores, finely chopped sea food, frozen marine fare for butterflyfish and omnivores. Keep only one.

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

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