Wiebels butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Wiebeli

    COMMON NAME - Wiebel's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Gulf of Thailand, Southern Japan

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Algae, coral polyps, benthic invertebrates.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not Recommended.

    CAPTIVE CARE - A durable fish once acclimated, keep only one per tank, larger tanks can house small groups, provide plenty of swimming room and several hiding places, feed a varied diet for omnivores. During acclimation provide live brine, frozen mysid shrimps. Once acclimated a varied diet with lots of vegetable matter, a good crop of algae growth is a plus in the tank. 72-82 F (22-28 C)

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

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