General information regarding Spotfin Butterflyfish
Bright, bold, and easy to take care of the Spotfin Reef Butterfly was named for the tiny black spot that is located at its dorsal fin. Adults are white, sporting bright caudal and pelvic fins that are yellow, and the narrow bright yellow strip that runs from the gills up to the bottom of the pectoral fins. A vibrant black vertical stripe on the forehead is visible across the eyes. The juveniles have an added dark spot near the base of their anal fins. It is an eerie streak that extends to the tiny mark on their dorsal fin. The thing that distinguishes this Spotfin Reef Butterfly apart is when it is nighttime, the fish is transformed in a dramatic manner. The large, dark dorsal fin is transformed into wide and black, and dark bands are visible around the body. It can also occasionally swim upside down and at times, squirt water in fountains above the waterline. Spotfin Reef Butterfly is peaceful and is most often located in shallow waters near coral reefs on their own or forms pairs for a lifetime relationship. They are most active during the day they change their colors and seek shelter to sleep since they are incredibly susceptible to larger predators. Tank mates must be calm.