Tahiti butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Trichrous

    COMMON NAME - Tahiti Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.9" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Zooplankton, benthic invertebrates,


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one or a pair per tank. Until acclimated keep with peaceful tankmates, provide a varied diet of aquarium marine fare. A close relative of Klein's Butterflyfish, feed min. 2 times a day. 72-81 F (22-27 C). Readily acclimates to captivity and is a very durable fish once acclimated.

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

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