Marquesan butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Declivis

    COMMON NAME - Marquesan Butterflyfish, Declivis Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.9" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Marquesas, Line and Christmas Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Chopped fresh seafoods, brine shrimp, marine frozen preparations, flake foods.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Unknown, but, with most butterflyfish only with the more noxious corals, may nip at crustaceans, sessile invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Feed a varied diet for carnevore and omnivore fish, can be kept in pairs if introduced at the same time in a peaceful community, can be kept with other butterflyfish, 72-82 F (22-28 C). An established tank with places to hide, large area about the base of rock formation and sand areas a plus for this species.

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