June 4, 2020

Ornate Butterflyfish

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