Spotfin butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Ocellatus

    COMMON NAME - Spotfin Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 7.8" (20 cm)

    RANGE - Bermuda, Brazil, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Nova Scotia, Massachusetts

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 100 US Gal. (379 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Polychaete, Fan, Spaghetti worms, eggs, hard and soft coral polyps, crustaceans


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not Suitable due to its diet

    CAPTIVE CARE - Can keep more than one if introduced at the same time. Live food may be needed to create a feeding response until acclimated (live brine, mysid shrimp, live black worms). Once acclimated provide a varied diet chopped fresh seafoods, frozen marine preparations for carnivores. 72-81 F (22-27 C), do not house with aggressive food competitors until acclimated, may be aggressive to tankmates of same species, color, shape or food competitors.

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