Lord Howe Butterflyfish

Species information for the Lord Howe Butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Amphichaetodon Howensis

    COMMON NAME - Lord Howe Butterflyfish, Lord Howe Coralfishy

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Queensland, New south wales, Australia, Lord Howe, Norfolk, Kermedec Islands, New Zealand

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Soft coral polyps, tubeworm tentacles, small crustaceans, sessile invertebrates, sponges, tunicates.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - Little information exists on this species care, 66-75 F (19-24 C), feed a varied diet for carnivores, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, brine shrimp gut loaded with a vitamin enriched food (selcom etc.), finely chopped marine fare. Recommend only one per tank, provide adequate hiding places, subdued lighting for acclimation, and special acclimations to more intense lighting such as used in reef systems if more than one individual is to be kept introduce at the same time.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 14, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009