South African Butterflyfish

Species information for the South African Butterflyfish, in the Butterflys category.

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Marleyi

    COMMON NAME - South African Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7" (18 cm)

    RANGE - Cape of Good Hope, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Algae, benthic invertebrates


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one per tank or a proven pair, must have a good supply of algae to browse on throughout the day, omnivores feeder, provide a varied diet for carnivores, herbivores, omnivorous, mysid, brine shrimp, crustacean flesh, aquarium frozen fare for omnivores, provide plenty of swimming room and places to hide. Must be kept at a lower temperature for long term success 64-70 F (18-21 C), readily acclimates to captivity and will accept a wide variety of aquarium foods.

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