Speckled butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Citrinellus

    COMMON NAME - Speckled Butterflyfish, Cirrus Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

    RANGE - East Africa, Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas, Tuamotu Islands, Japan, Lord Howe Island

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Filamentous algae, anemones, soft and hard coral polyps, polychaete worm, peanut worm, sponge, fish eggs, sea urchin tube feet, crustacean.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not suited for a reef tank

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep singly or one proven pair, is somewhat aggressive, feed a varied diet of live, frozen, flake marine fare for omnivores. Provide plenty of foraging algae, and adequate swimming room with hiding places. Will acclimate to captivity and should be the last fish introduced. Not a fussy feeder. 72-82 F (22-28 C).

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