My Account
  
Resources
  
 
See Saltwaterfish.com Reviews at Bizrate.com

SaltWaterFish.com is an Upfront Merchant on TheFind. Click for info.
  
Panda Butterflyfish
Chaetodon adiergastos
 
 
 
REEF REWARDS
42 Reef Rewards Points
will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.
 
Price Elsewhere: $49.99
Saltwaterfish: $41.99
Savings: $8.00
 
On All Marine Life
Orders Over $199.99
And $99.99 In Florida
Tank Stats
Size: 2-3 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Clams
Origin:
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe:
Invertebrate Safe:
Minimum Tank Size:
  
  

With its white body and yellow fins along with dotted brown lines, the Panda Butterflyfish makes a captivating addition to any tank. It is commonly known as the Panda Butterflyfish, or Philippine Butterflyfish. The black stripes running through its eyes aid to confuse the predators. It is not considered reef safe, as it tends to nip over the corals and eat certain invertebrates. The Panda Butterflyfish thrives well in a temperature range of 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit and pH of 8.4-8.5. It is difficult to feed in captivity, but once it starts feeding it does well in the tank. Keep the diet varied and feed the Panda Butterflyfish with a combination of dry foods with live, fresh, or frozen meaty foods as brine shrimp, for its continued health. It basically likes to graze over stony corals or feeds on benthic invertebrates. The Panda Butterflyfish is mainly nocturnal and should be kept mostly in pairs or small groups. It is very agile and fast swimmers, helping it to escape quickly. Its small size allows the Panda Butterflyfish to hide in small cracks and crevices out of the reach of larger predators. The Panda Butterflyfish requires 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 Panda Butterflyfish might turn territorial to other similar looking species; therefore we suggest you to keep the tank decorated with each niche, if you wish to keep them all together in your tank without aggression. Also, you can reduce the risk of aggression by keeping dissimilar sizes of butterflyfish and by introducing the smallest one at first.

Recommendations
ORA- Green Capricornis...
$53.99
Mexican Turbo Snail
$6.29
Leather - Stubby Finge...
$33.99
Big Eye Soldierfish - ...
$29.99
Mushroom Coral - Neon ...
$52.49
Bursa Trigger
$25.99
ORA Pearl-Eye Bicinctu...
$23.99
ORA Grube?s Gorgonian
$35.99