Western butterflyfish

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

  1. FAMILY - Chactodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Chaetodon Assarius

    COMMON NAME - Western Butterflyfish, Assarius butterflyfish

    SIZE - 5.1" (13 cm)

    RANGE - West Australia, shark bay, Montebello Islands

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

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Algae, zooplankton.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - With caution.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Keep only one individual or pair per tank. Acclimates well to captivity, feed a varied diet for omnivores. Keep with peaceful tankmates, provide adequate swimming room and several places to hide. Keep at slightly lower temperatures for long term success, feed a varied die of aquarium fare. 66-78 F (19-26 C).

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