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Raccoon Butterfly
Chaetodon lunula
Raccoon Butterfly
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Size: 1.5-3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Clam
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallon
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The Raccoon Butterfly is also commonly known as the Moon Butterflyfish, Redstriped butterflyfish, and Raccoon coralfish. It is mainly nocturnal and should be kept mostly in pairs or small groups. The adult Raccoon Butterfly prefers to reside in reefs whereas the juvenile loves to inhabit among rocks. Its beautiful colored body makes it an eye-catchy fish in your tank. An adult butterflyfish should not be kept in a less than 55 gallons, and if it?s a juvenile then not less than 15 gallon. The Raccoon Butterfly requires a lot of hiding spots as well as plenty of space to swim; therefore the tank should be cleverly decorated. It is generally peaceful and can be kept in a friendly community aquarium. The Raccoon Butterfly might turn territorial to other similar looking species; therefore we suggest you keep the tank decorated with each niche for each butterfly fish, if you wish to keep them all together in your tank. Also, you can reduce the risk of aggression by keeping dissimilar sizes of butterflyfish and by introducing the smallest one at first. The Raccoon Butterfly is not considered reef safe, as it tends to nip over the corals and eat certain invertebrates. It thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.1-8.4. The Raccoon Butterfly is sensitive to organic waste in the tank and therefore strong filtration method is required. Keep the diet varied and feed it with a combination of dry foods with live, fresh, or frozen meaty foods as brine shrimp, for its continued health.
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The Raccoon Butterfly is an exquisite Butterflyfish that is named for the dark mask which rests over its eyes. These fish are yellow in color with brown and black markings, including a black patch at the base of its tailfin. The Raccoon is a peaceful fish that should be kept in a tank where it will have room to roam. These fish should be kept singly in the home aquarium. This species will also eat nuisance glass anemones (Aiptasia).The family of Butterflyfish get their name from their behavior of fluttering around the reef. These fish typically have rather round and thin bodies. They are very colorful and some have extended snouts which they use to reach worms entrenched in the reef.
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