Somali butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Leucopleura

    COMMON NAME - Somali Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Zanzibar, East Africa, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Seychelles Islands, Aldabra Island, Dhofar Oman

    MIN. SIZE AQUARIUM - 6

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Benthic invertebrates, corals, sessile invertebrates

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE - House with non aggressive, non competing tankmates for food. May need live food to acclimate and to introduce a feeding response, brine, mysid shrimp, black worms live clam, mussel with shell broken open. Provide plenty of swimming room, hiding places, and a varied diet for carnevores. Keep only one per tank.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 9, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 23, 2009
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