May 24, 2018

Ornate Butterflyfish

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Commonly known as the Singular Bannerfish. 


This fish requires large amounts of live rock for grazing. Most butterfly fish are known to nip at sessile invertebrates including coral and tridacnid clams. 

The diet of the Singular Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered. 

Maximum Length: 10 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 100 gallons.
Range: Pacific Ocean: Indian Ocean, southern Japan, Rowley Shoals and New Caledonia.
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Falcula Butterfly

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Also known as the Blackwedged butterflyfish. 


This fish requires large amounts of live rock for grazing. Most butterflyfish are known to nip at sessile invertebrates including coral and tridacnid clams. 

The diet of the Falcula Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered, as well as plenty of algae based products. 

Maximum Length: 8 in.
Care Level: Moderate
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 100 gallons.
Range: ndian Ocean: East Africa, Indonesia.
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Double-Saddled Butterfly

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This fish requires large amounts of live rock for grazing. Most butterflyfish are known to nip at sessile invertebrates including coral and tridacnid clams.


The diet of the Double-Saddled Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered, as well as plenty of algae based products. 


Maximum Length: 6 in.
Care Level: Moderate
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gallons.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands to the Tuamoto Islands, Japan.
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Declevis Butterfly

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Also known as the Marquesas butterflyfish. A rare fish due to is limited distribution. Highly prized in home aquaria as this is one of the more hardy butterflyfish. 


This fish requires large amounts of live rock for grazing. Most butterflyfish are known to nip at sessile invertebrates including coral and tridacnid clams. This species mainly feeds on coral polyps in the wild. 

The diet of the Declivis Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered, as well as plenty of algae based products. 

Maximum Length: 5 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gallons.
Range: Eastern Indian Ocean: Christmas Island
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Copperband Butterfly

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This fish can be difficult to feed. The diet of the Copperband Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered, as well as plenty of algae based products. 


Maximum Length: 8 in.
Care Level: Difficult
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 75 gallons.
Range: Western Pacific: Fiji, Japan, Australia
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

ButterflyFish

Butterflyfish grow up to six inches in captivity. Several of this species is not reef safe. They need a large tank with plenty of hiding space.

Black and White Heniochus Bannerfish
Copperband Butterfly
Declevis Butterfly
Double-Saddled Butterflyfish
Falcula Butterfly

Black and White Heniochus Bannerfish

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Commonly known as the Longfin Bannerfish, or the Pennant Coralfish. 


This fish requires large amounts of live rock for grazing. Most butterfly fish are known to nip at sessile invertebrates including coral and tridacnid clams. 

The diet of the Heniochus Butterflyfish should consist of preparations containing various meaty foods. Finely chopped clams, shrimp, squid, mysis, brine, and krill should all be offered. 

Maximum Length: 10 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Chaetodontidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 100 gallons.
Range: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Japan, Micronesia.
Diet: Omnivore- Meaty fare, & algae.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Coral Beauty Angel

coral_beautyTwo-Spined, Dusky or Coral Beauty Angel. Usually hardy. Able to get along with other Pygmy Angels in a tank of at least 75 Gallons or more, due to territoriality. One of the more desirable species of Pygmy Angel, the Coral Beauty is a beautiful specimen that adapts quite well to captive conditions in either a community tank or a reef type tank. As with other Pygmy Angels, caution must be kept when keeping these angels with Tridacnid clams, and Scallops. Can be a little more aggressive to other Pygmy Angels, but if kept in larger Aquariam, they will do quite well.

The diet of the Coral Beauty Angelfish should consist of Spirulina, marine algae, high-quality angelfish preparations, mysid or frozen shrimp, and other quality meaty foods.

Yellow Boxfish

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In the wild this fish feeds mostly on small invertebrates. May nibble on corals. Should be offered clam, squid, krill was well as other meaty and vegetable items.


Maximum Length: 18 in.
Care Level: Difficult
Family: Ostraciidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 125 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, East Africa
Diet: Omnivore – Preparations of meaty and vegetable foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Longhorn Cowfish

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The Longhorn Cowfish is found in coastal flats, bays, and estuaries with calm waters. A docile fish that should be housed with calm tank mates. Not an aggressive feeder and may have problems competing for food. 

Juvenille

Juvenille

In the wild this fish feeds mostly on small invertebrates. Should be offered both meaty and vegetable items. 

Maximum Length: 18 in.
Care Level: Difficult
Family: Ostraciidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 125 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, East Africa
Diet: Omnivore – Preparations of meaty and vegetable foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4