General information about Pearlscale Butterflyfish
The Pearlscale Butterflyfish chaetodon xanthurus is another beautiful illustration of why marine Butterflyfish remain popular with enthusiasts. This stunning fish increases the visual appeal with vibrant colors and a striking graphic pattern. This stunning fish is a great example of graphic patterning. Pearlscale Butterflyfish is part of the xanthurus complex that includes closely resembled species sporting the same lattice pattern. The Mertensii butterflyfish is an excellent example of a xanthurus lookalike. This Pearlscale Butterflyfish is distinguished by an oval, white-rimmed spot that is slightly off-center behind the eyeband. Additionally, upon close observation, it is apparent that you can see that Pearlscale Butterflyfish has a true reticulated (net-like) or cross hatched pattern whereas the lookalikes are distinguished by a distinct V-shaped or chevron pattern. Keep the Pearlscale Butterflyfish in a large aquarium along with other peaceful fish, and other similar species provided that they were all introduced to the tank simultaneously. Like other Butterflyfish, Pearlscale Butterflyfish may require extra TLC at the beginning of acclimating to the home aquarium.