Multiband butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Multicinctus

    COMMON NAME - Multiband Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.7" (12 cm)

    RANGE - Hawaiian Islands, Johnston Atoll

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Stony coral polyps (pocillopora Meandrina, Porites spp, Montipora spp.), amphipods, peanut worms, polychaete tentacles, hydroids, copepods, algae pieces, diatoms.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 1

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - NO

    CAPTIVE CARE - Rarely feeds in captivity without a supply of its natural foods, an established reef is a plus. Occasionally a specimen may accept live brine shrimp, live clams, or mussels that have had their shells broken open, provide a varied diet of marine fare for carnivores and omnivores, feed min. 3 times a day, if attempted provide a non aggressive community until acclimated, make sure this fish is eating prior to purchase.

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