Japanese butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Nippon

    COMMON NAME - Japanese Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Southern Japan, Philippines Korea, Izu Islands,

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Filamentous algae, plankton crustaceans, sponges, hydroids, soft corals, sea anemones, stony corals polychaete worms, fish eggs


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No, except with the more noxious soft corals.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can be kept in small groups if all are introduced at the same time. Keep with peaceful tankmates until acclimated and feeding strongly, omnivorous feeder, provide a varied diet for carnivore and herbivore, frozen marine fare, fresh finely chopped sea foods, various algae sheets (red, green, brown). 61-78 F (16-25 C). Provide adequate swimming room, hiding places, an established reef structure and good algae growth is a plus. Feed min. two times a day in an established reef, and 3 times a day in a fish only.

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