Threestripe butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Tricinctus

    COMMON NAME - Threestripe Butterflyfish, Threeband Coralfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Lord Howe, Norfolk Islands, New South Wales

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Stony coral polyps

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 4

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE - Due to the lack of dietary information, should be left on the reef. Keep only one per tank, provide live coral, adequate swimming room and hiding places. Once acclimated offer marine fare for carnivores. Since the dietary needs are not completely understood, a growth of filamentous algae, some macro algae, and an established reef with sessile invertebrated and benthic invertebrates should be provided. Keep at 68-76 F (20-24 C).

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    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 17, 2013
    jhnrb, Jan 25, 2009
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