Teardrop butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Unimaculatus

    COMMON NAME - Teardrop Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7.8" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Meaty and vegetable marine foods in a varied diet.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Dines on corals, anemones, mushroom anemones, nips at crustaceans.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Accepts most foods offered in captivity, a good growth of filamentous algae is a plus, in larger tanks can be kept in groups or other butterflyfish, can hold its own against dominating tankmates. (If you want to get rid of your corals this is the fish to add to your system).

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 4, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

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