Andaman butterflyfish

Species information for the Andaman butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Andamanensis

    COMMON NAME - Andaman Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Maldives to the Andaman Sea and Northern Sumatra

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Obligate stony coral feeder.



    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide a steady supply of live acropora corals to feed on, plenty of swimming room, several hiding places, a good crop of algae to graze on and a varied diet of carnivore and vegetable matter foods. Feed min. 2 times a day when a sufficient amount of live acropora are provided.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 14, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009