Tear Drop Butterflyfish



The Tear Drop Butterflyfish is a stunning fish, which originates in the coral reefs that make up the Indo Pacific. They have a white base, which turns yellow in the dorsal area along the median fin. The large eyespot is black on its upper surface as well as a black line that passes that runs through the eyes. A vertical black stripe is found at the rear part. They are extremely vibrant fish that are suitable for a larger aquarium with only fish. This Tear Drop Butterflyfish will do best in the 125-gallon or larger aquarium that is exclusively for fish. This Tear Drop Butterflyfish is not suggested for reef aquariums because it could nip at corals and consume various invertebrates.   Its diet should consist of vegetables and meaty items.   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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Information about Tear Drop Butterflyfish The Tear Drop Butterflyfish Chaetodon unimaculatus is a stunning fish that originates in the coral reefs that make up the Indo-Pacific. They are white in the base, which turns yellow in the dorsal area along the median fins. There is a huge black eyespot on its top side and a black stripe between the eyes. Also a black vertical stripe found at the lower side. These are very vibrant fish that would be great in a larger fish-only aquarium. It is possible that the Tear Drop Butterflyfish may reside in reef tanks alongside other butterflyfish, but it will feed on the various invertebrates within the tank.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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