June 4, 2020

Double-Saddled Butterfly

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