Burgess butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Burgessi

    COMMON NAME - Burgess' Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.5" (14 cm)

    RANGE - Western Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet, marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will pick on large polyped corals, tubeworms, aiptasia spp. anemones.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be kept with mushroom anemones and some soft corals (Litophyton spp., Cladiella spp.) and small polyped stony corals with caution. Durable deep water species, acclimates well to captivity, will feed on a variety of captive fare (flake foods), varied enriched diet, not aggressive to other fish, more than one can be housed in same tank, best housed in a dimly lit tank.

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