Blackspotted butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Nigropunctatus

    COMMON NAME - Blackspotted Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5" (13 cm)

    RANGE - Arabian Gulf, Central Oman

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Accepts a variety of aquarium foods, finely chopped seafood and frozen preparations, benthic invertebrates, stony coral polyps.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - Provide adequate swimming room, hiding places, and peaceful tankmates. Keep only one per tank or a proven pair, make sure specimen is feeding prior to purchase.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 6, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 23, 2009