Bennets butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Bennetti

    COMMON NAME - Nennett's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - East Africa to Pitcairn Group, North to Southen Japan, South to Loard Howe and Rapa Islands

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Live calm on the half shell, encrusting invertebrates on live rock, filamentous algae. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No, feeds on hard corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Difficult to acclimate to captive systems and a very finicky eater, 72 - 82 F (22-28 C), provide hiding places and swimming room. Not recommended as the survival rate is not good due to diet requirements, crop of algae is a plus.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 13, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009