Yellowhead butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Xanthocephalus

    COMMON NAME - Yellowhead Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7.8" (20 cm)

    RANGE - East Africa, Somalia, Durban, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Mauritius

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Coral polyps


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep singly, fairly hardy once acclimated, feed chopped seafoods, a well maintained tank is needed, provide plenty of swimming room and places to hide. 74-81 F (23-27 C). Once acclimated feed aquarium fare for carnevores, and omnivores.

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

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