Vagabond butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Vagabundus

    COMMON NAME - Vagabond Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 9" (23 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended, dines on stony corals, many soft corals, tentacles and bases of larger stinging anemones, mushroom anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Very hardy butterflyfish, needs abundant swimming room will accept most marine foods (chopped fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, flake food, marine frozen aquarium food). Feed vitamin enriched and color enhancing foods to help maintain the intense coloration of the fish. Will pick filamentous algae off rock and substrate. Ok to keep in pairs or with other butterflyfish species and can hold its own with aggressive tankmates once fully acclimated.

    Vagabond butterflyfish.jpg
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 4, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 24, 2009

Share This Page