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The White Collar Butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, is also known as Red-tailed Butterflyfish, Pakistani Butterfly, or Redtail Butterflyfish. Its body is an awesome latticed shiny grey/brown color with a beautiful red/orange tail, a thick white band around its neck area, translucent blue pectoral and dorsal fins, and a characteristic blue nose. As one of its common names implies, the White Collar Butterfly is native to the Red Sea/Indian Ocean areas off the coast of Pakistan.
White Collar Butterfly Care Facts:
is best kept in a tank of at least 100 gallons with plenty of live rock hiding places and free swimming space
may be kept as pairs or larger groups, but should be introduced to the tank at the same time to curb possible territorial aggression
peaceful butterfly species with other peaceful fish - refrain from keeping with large aggressive fish species
the White Collar Butterfly may pick at corals and sessile inverts when underfed
they will feed on a varied carnivorous diet consisting of specialized foods like coral polyps, coral mucus, fan worms, tube worms, turnicates, and algae and may have trouble feeding in captivity at first; some aquarists have success stuffing foods inside old coral skeletons to mimic feeding behavior in the wild
they should be fed 2-3 times per day and should only be cared for by an experienced aquarist