Threadfin butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Auriga

    COMMON NAME - Threadfin Butterflyfish (Auriga Butterflyfish)

    SIZE - 9" (23 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Marine fish, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, frozen preparations. Feed min. 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No. Diet includes variety of corals and invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Will accept a wide variety of aquarium foods, varied diet is a must, one of the more aggressive member of the family, add last, if more than one is to be kept add at the same time (in larger tanks only). Not suitable for a reef tank, will consume Aiptasia spp, glass anemones, fanworms, as well as other invertebrates living on the rock, will chase members of the same family and fish of similar color patterns.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 14, 2014
    jhnrb, Jan 22, 2009