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Home > Saltwater & Marine Fish > Butterflyfish > Tear Drop Butterflyfish
Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus)
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Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 8"
Color Form: Black, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Africa, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Melanesia, Red Sea
Family: Chaetodontidae

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The Tear Drop Butterflyfish is a beautiful fish originating from the reefs of the Indo Pacific. They have a white base becoming yellow dorsally and on the median fins. It has a large black eyespot on its upper side and a black bar through the eyes. A black vertical stripe is also present at the posterior end. These are very colorful fish that are well suited for a larger fish only aquarium.

The Tear Drop Butterflyfish will do best in a 125 gallon or larger fish-only aquarium. The Tear Drop Butterflyfish may reside in a reef environment with other butterflyfish but will eat different invertebrates present in the tank.

Its diet should include both meaty foods and vegetable matter.

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 1/2"


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SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji) - Medium
  CN-68936,  $ 34.99
SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish, Yellow (Africa, Red Sea) - Medium
  CN-80107,  $ 79.99
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  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji) - Small
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  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji) - Large
  CN-68949,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish, Yellow (Africa, Red Sea) - Small
  CN-80106,  $ 69.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish, Yellow (Africa, Red Sea) - Large
  CN-80108,  $ 89.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji/Hawaii) - Small
  CN-80109,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji/Hawaii) - Medium
  CN-80110,  $ 34.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Fiji/Hawaii) - Large
  CN-80111,  $ 49.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Indonesia) - Small
  CN-80112,  $ 29.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Indonesia) - Medium
  CN-80113,  $ 34.99
 
    
  SW - Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Indonesia) - Large
  CN-80114,  $ 49.99
 
    
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