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Pearlscale Butterfly

  • Chaetodon Butterflyfish

  • Plenty of room to swim, rock work should be provided for grazing and hiding.

  • Chaetodon Butterflyfish may pick at corals and crustaceans.

  • A diet of meaty and algae based foods should be provided multiple times daily. Multiples can be added simutaneously to a large aquarium.

  • Chaetodon Butterflyfish tend to be shy and peaceful but can become territorial if their aquarium is to small.

  • Pearlscale Butterflyfish can grow to 5".


We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 70 gallons or larger for this species.


Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

Care Info

Care: Moderate

Behavior: Social

Diet: Frozen Food,  Live Food

Habitat: Reef

Light: Medium

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