January 19, 2018

Black and White Heniochus Bannerfish

Heiocus
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