Smiths butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Smithi

    COMMON NAME - Smith's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.6" (17 cm)

    RANGE - Rapa, Easter, Pitcairn, Illot de Bass Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Zooplankton


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Feed marine fare for omnivores and herbivores, a good growth of macroalgae is a plus. Keep only one per tank unless sufficiently sized and then introduce all at the same time. Do not keep with aggressive tankmates until acclimated, provide plenty of swimming room and places to hide. 68-75 F (20-24 C).

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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