Banded Butterfly

Banded Butterfly

Chaetodon octofasciatus


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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Omnivore
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 120 gallons
Max Size: 7 inches
The Banded Butterfly, Chaetodon octofasciatus, has a white body with vertical black bands and yellow edging along the fins and tail. They are hardy and peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful fish, but may become aggressive towards other Butterflies with a similar pattern or coloration in smaller tanks.

They are also not reef safe since they will nip at and eat soft corals and stony polyps as well as ornamental shrimp, tube worms and anemones. Diet should include a variety of mysis and vitamin enriched brine shrimp, spirulina, nori, seaweed, marine algae, and algae based foods, 2-3 times daily.

The Banded Butterfly was shipped extremely well, and it was a perfect addition to my reef tank. I acclimated according to the instructions, and I have had no problems with any of the fish I have received. What more can you ask for? Cheaper then my local fish store and it was delivered to my front door the next day.


Reviewed by: Jamison Tillar on Sept. 11, 2021

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