Gardiners butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Gardineri

    COMMON NAME - Gardiner's Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.6" (17 cm)

    RANGE - Arabian Peninsula to Sri Lanka

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Algae, stony corals, benthic invertebrates


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Only with soft corals that are the more noxious with caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one per tank, feed at least 2 times a day, requires a good growth of algae to browse on throughout the day, feed a variety of carnivore and herbivore marine preparations and frozen foods. Keep water temperature at 74-82 F (23-28 C). Once acclimated reported to be fairly hardy, usually not available in north America.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 23, 2009