Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish
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Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish
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Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish (Chaetodon paucifasciatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Red, White
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 5½"
Origin Red Sea
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Overview

The Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish, also known as the Red Sea Chevron Butterflyfish, or the Redback Butterflyfish, is a relatively hardy butterfly that does well in a peaceful aquarium setting. The body of these fish is white with many black vertical lines, and a large red band covering the rear of the fish.

The ideal aquarium for the Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish should be 70 gallons or larger, with large amounts of live rock for hiding and grazing. They can be aggressive towards fish of a similar body size and shape, and towards members of their own species. They are best kept in a peaceful aquarium with non-aggressive fish. This species of Butterflyfish is not considered reef safe.

The diet for the Red Sea Eritrean Butterflyfish should consist of dried seaweed, Spirulina based foods, and vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, as well as finely chopped meaty foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2 1/4" to 3 1/2"

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