Panda butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Adlergastos

    COMMON NAME - Panda Butterflyfish, Philippine Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 6.2" (16 cm)

    RANGE - Indonesia, Taiwan, Ryukyus, Northwestern Austrailia

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Stony corals, bethnic invertebrates.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended.

    CAPTIVE CARE - May need live food to induce a feeding response, live brine, mysid shrimp, live clam, mussel with shell cracked open, live black worms, once acclimated transition to carnivores marine fare finely chopped and frozen omnivores foods for the marine hobby. Can be kept in small groups if all are introduced at the same time, provide several hiding places and a peaceful community tank. Feed a min. of 3 times a day.

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