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Copperband Butterflyfish

Greek Name: Chelmon rostratus

$199.99

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Copperband Butterflyfish, also known as the Beaked Butterflyfish, Beaked Coralfish, or Orange Stripe Butterfly, has a narrow, long mouth and nose that is used to hunt in crevices and holes to find food. The Copperband Butterflyfish is yellow-orange with vertical bands that have an edging of black. The fish has an artificial eye spot in the rear of its dorsal fin. It is best kept in large reefs or in tranquil community tanks. It is best to keep it on its own without butterflies that are similar to it and should not be kept in a tank with stress-producing fish. It is important to be cautious when placing the fish in an aquarium with reef fish. They could attack invertebrates, particularly anemones and feather dusters. They make excellent fish for controlling the glass anemones, or aiptasia in the reef aquarium.

 

Copperband Butterflyfish are difficult fish to feed. It is a reserved and hesitant eater that might require different foods.

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2 to 2 3/4″; Medium: 3″ to 4 1/4″; Large: 4 1/4″ to 5″; Extra Large: 5″ to 5 3/4″

Category:

Care Level

Difficult

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Orange, White, Yellow

Diet

Carnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

8"

Origin

Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore

Family

Chaetodontidae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information about Copperband Butterflyfish
The Copperband Butterflyfish has a long nose, narrow mouth that is used to hunt in crevices and holes for food. The Copperband Butterfly is yellow-orange with vertical bands that have the black edging. The fish has a false eyespot in the rear of its dorsal fin. It should be kept in large reefs or in tranquil community tanks. It is best to keep it on its own without other butterflyfish species or conspecifics and shouldn’t be kept in a home aquarium with stress-producing fish. Be cautious when keeping the fish in an aquarium with reef fish. They could attack invertebrates, particularly anemones and feather dusters. They make excellent fish to control the glass anemones, or aiptasia in reef aquariums.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small

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