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Auriga Butterflyfish

Greek Name: Chaetodon auriga

$49.99

The Auriga Butterflyfish, also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish, is one of the most well-known and easily available butterflyfish. It is typically a hardy species in the wild, it can be found on the outer and inner reef slopes. Like other fish, the Threadfin butterfly’s coloring and markings will differ depending on the region of its origin. Red Sea specimens tend to lose their eyespot (false eye that confuses predators) on the dorsal fin.
It is believed that the Auriga Butterflyfish is quite shy and requires several hiding spots. This is not safe reef fish. It is best kept in a live rock only tank, though it can attack the rock.

 

The diet of this saltwater fish should comprise of meaty food items such as fish, crustaceans mysis shrimp, frozen marine products

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/2″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″ X Large 4-1/2″ to 6″

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Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Black, White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

No

Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.021-1.023

Max Size

8"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tonga

Family

Chaetodontidae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General info about Auriga Butterflyfish

The Auriga Butterflyfish is one of the most popular and easily accessible butterflyfish. It is generally a tough species, in the wild, it can be often found on the outer and inner reef slopes. Like other species of fish, the Threadfin Butterfly’s colors and markings may be different depending on the area of its origin. Red Sea specimens tend to lose the eyespot (false eye that confuses predators) on the dorsal fin. Auriga Butterflyfish is quite shy and requires several hiding places. It is perfectly safe keeping it inside a home aquarium with live rock, but it can attack the rock.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small