Zanzibar butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Zanzibariensis

    COMMON NAME - Zanzibar butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - East African Coast, Mauritius, Chagos, Maldive Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Stony coral polyps.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide a peaceful community tank with plenty of swimming room, places to hide, and some algae growth. Feed varied diet of aquarium fare for carnevores, and omnivores, keep only one specimen or pair per tank. 72-81 F (22-27 C).

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

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