Blackburns butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY -Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Blackburni

    COMMON NAME - Blackburn's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

    RANGE - Kenya south to Bashee, South Africa, Madagascar

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 55 US Gal. (208 L ) 72 - 82 F (22-28 C)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Crustaceans, worms, soft coral polyps


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No due to specialized diet.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide a peaceful community tank, may need to feed live foods (black worms, brine shrimp) to help induce a feeding response. Provide plenty of hiding places, for long term success provide an adequate variety of soft corals, a well established reef rock formation well infested with various crustaceans. Keep only one per tank or a proven pair.

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