Spotted butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodonidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Guttatissimus

    COMMON NAME - Spotted Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 4.9" (12 cm)

    RANGE - East Africa, Christmas Island, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Coral polyps, polychaete worms, algae


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not Recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - May not feed in captivity, offer live brine, mysid shrimp, live blackworms, live clams with shell cracked open, a good growth of filamentous algae is a plus and recommended. Keep only one or a pair, a supply of corals may be needed to induce a feeding response. 72-82" (22-28 C), once acclimated, provide aquarium fare for omnivores.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 23, 2009