Scythe butterflyfish

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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

AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

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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