Triangular butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Trianguium

    COMMON NAME - Triangular Butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.9" (15 cm)

    RANGE - Madagascar, Java, Andaman Sea

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Acropora coral polyps

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 1

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - No

    CAPTIVE CARE - Due to dietary needs difficult to keep, provide a variety of live table acropora corals, live clams, live black mussles both with their shells cracked open. Keep only one or a proven pair, is aggressive to tankmates of the same family, similar color, shape and food competitors, although, usually will not bother non related fish tankmates. 71-82 F (22-28 C). Provide plenty of swimming room, adequate hiding places, keep with less aggressive tankmates until acclimated.

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