Brownbanded butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY -Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Modestus

    COMMON NAME - Brownbanded Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.6" (17 cm)

    RANGE - Southern Japan, Western Australia

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Bethnic invertebrates, marine preparations for carnivores


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - This is a deep water fish and a lot is not known of its dietary needs, it inhabits rock formations to depths of 250 m (820ft) and is mostly seen at depths in excess of 110 m (361 ft.), low lighting, temperatures of 66-72 F (19-23 C) are needed for this deep water species, not found in the aquarium trade due to its deep dwelling.

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