The Auriga Butterflyfish, also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish, is one of the more popular and readily available butterflyfish. Generally a hardy species, in the wild it is found on inner and outer reef slopes. As with many fish, the Threadfin Butterfly's color and markings can vary with the region of origin. Red Sea specimens tend to lose the eyespot (false eye to confuse predators) on the dorsal fin.
The Auriga Butterflyfish is quite shy and should be provided multiple hiding places. It is safe to keep it in a live rock-only tank, although it will pick at the rock.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/2" to 3 1/2"; Large: 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" X Large 4 1/2" to 6"
Thomas Brown Cedar City, UT
A very attractive and interesting species. Once acclimated, they can become agressive feeders and will greet their keeper with enthusiasm. They must be fed a great deal of meaty fare, often. A great way to add color and personality to your fish only or FOWLR aquarium!