Vagabond Butterflyfish



The Vagabond Butterflyfish is primarily white with diagonal stripes that form the appearance of chevrons. It has a black eye band. The dorsal, caudal, as well as anal fins are yellow, with two black vertical bands. The Chaetodon vagabundus is best kept in a 125-gallon or larger tank and can be kept alongside other butterflyfish, and hold its own against tank mates who are more aggressive.   The Vagabond Butterflyfish isn't a safe reef fish. They feed on algae, anemones, as well as coral polyps in the wild. It can eat meaty food and also filamentous algae.   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 on Vagabond Butterflyfish The Vagabond Butterflyfish is primarily white with diagonal stripes that create chevron markings. It is black with an eye band of black, and the caudal, dorsal, and anterior fins are white with the two vertical black bands. The Vagabond Butterflyfish is recommended to be kept in large aquariums and could be kept along with the majority of butterflyfish, and can hold its own against larger and more aggressive tank friends.
Large, Medium, Small
6 lbs


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