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The Punctato Butterfly, Chaetodon punctatofasciatus, is also known as the Dot Dash Butterfly, Spotband Butterfly, Punctato Butterflyfish, Sevenband Butterflyfish, Spotted Belly Butterflyfish, and Spots and Bands Coralfish.
It has a relatively unique body color and pattern for Butterflyfish. Its body is a mustard yellow color with a combination of black stripes and black spots. There is a bright orange band near its tail and a unique cat-eye-like band over its eyes. This is a really attractive butterflyfish species and looks great roaming around an established reef tank.
Punctato Butterfly Care Facts:
best kept in tanks of at least 100 gallons with plenty of live rock and free swimming space and a sandy substrate
can be kept singly, in mated pairs, or groups if tank size is larger
this is a peaceful species that should not be housed with aggressive tank mates such as Damsels or Angelfish
they will occasionally nip on corals and sessile inverts
they will feed on a varied omnivorous diet consisting mostly of finely chopped foods as they have an extremely small mouth - feeding should be twice per day
tanks littered with algae provide the Punctato Butterfly with supplemental feeding as it will graze making it a beneficial tank member for algae cleanup
it is one of the most hardy and easy to care for butterflyfish species
This is a very good value for the size, very active, all over the place with the yellow tang.
Reviewed by: Jason Ng on
Cute fish, started eating the day after I received it. Nice and active too.
Reviewed by: Desiree on
Pretty butterfly. Very shy at first and would not eat until the 3rd day or so. Now he is quite bold and comes right out when fed. Good looking fish for the money.
Reviewed by: Jason on