Spotnape butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Oxycephaius

    COMMON NAME - Spotnape Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 9.8" (25 cm)

    RANGE - Maldives, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Belau, Great Barrier Reef

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 135 US Gal. (511 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Coral polyps, sea anemones, mushroom anemones


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not suitable

    CAPTIVE CARE - Similar to the lined Butterflyfish, some individuals may be difficult feeders at first. Provide a good variety of first foods during acclimation, medium to small individuals acclimate more easily than larger adults. An aggressive feeder once acclimated, provide a large swimming area and feed a minimum of 3 times a day.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 18, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009

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