Tinkers butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Tinkeri

    COMMON NAME - Tinker's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - South Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Eats tubeworms and may nip softcorals, gorgonians, large polyped stony corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - A deep reef fish, readily accepts most foods in suitable water quality and a peaceful environment, spends most of its time in the open, should have several suitable hiding places. May quarrel with members of its own and closely related species, a proven pair can be kept in the same tank, careful acclimation to higher illuminated tanks is a must, and reports suggest that a lower temperature of 70 to 75 F (21 - 24 C) helps with this fish.

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

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