The Latticed Butterflyfish, also known as the Raffle's Butterflyfish, is yellow with dark scale margins giving a lattice-like appearance. It has a black eye band and a blue patch between the eyes; the tail has a black vertical stripe.
It requires a 120 gallon or larger aquarium that has numerous hiding places and peaceful community members. In the wild, it will prey on hard and soft corals, zoanthids, and/or anemones. If the fish is asleep or stressed, it will get a dark spot on the front of the body.
The Latticed Butterflyfish will feed on chopped sea foods.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1 1/2" to 2 1/4" Medium 2 1/4" to 3 1/2" Large 3 1/2" to 4"
Brian Randolph Bridgeport, CT
The Latticed Butterflyfish is very hardy, docile , attractive, and is easy to feed . It loves mysis shrimp and meaty preparations . When it's asleep, it has a huge black spot over the center of its body. My wife loves this fish because of its color and its peaceful personality . Overall, it's a great fish to have in your aquarium .