Tahitian Butterflyfish



The front of the Tahitian Butterflyfish is gray in color, while the rear half is dark to black. It is black in the eye. Its fins are gray. It is believed that the Chaetodon trichrous requires plenty of space to swim in, as well as an aquarium that is peaceful and tranquil, 70 gallons or more. It can be kept as a single but if it is kept in a pair the two fish must have their aquariums stocked simultaneously. This Butterflyfish can not be considered safe for reefs as it will nip at corals.   Its diet should include chopped meats like seafood, fish, crustacean meats, and mysis shrimp. A vitamin supplement with meats can aid in keeping the colors vibrant.   Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3 1/2"; Large: 3 1/2" to 4 1/2"
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General information about Tahitian Butterflyfish The front portion of the Tahitian Butterflyfish is a gray color, while the rear half can be dark black to dark brown. It is black between the eyes, and the Caudal (tail) fins are gray. The Tahitian Butterfly needs ample space to swim in and a peaceful community in a large to medium aquarium. It is possible to keep it as a single or in a pair each fish needs to be brought into an aquarium simultaneously.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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