Yellowtail butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Xanthurus

    COMMON NAME - Yellowtail Butterflyfish (Crowned Pearlscaled Butterflyfish)

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish chopped in small pieces, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen marine preparations, varied diet. Feed min. 3 times a day


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Can be kept in reef aquaiurm with the more noxious soft corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will accept a wide range of foods, water quality and peaceful tankmates a must for proper acclimation, more than one can be kept in a suitably sized tank, can be kept with other butterflyfish, aggression normally is with fish of similar shape and color. Care and feeding requirements same as C. Mertensii, Redback Butterflyfish.

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

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