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Auriga Butterflyfish
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Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.2-8.4, sg 1.021-1.023
Max. Size 8"
Origin Africa, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tonga
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

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. This species of Butterflyfish is not reef safe. It should be kept in a live rock-only tank, although it will pick at the rock.

The Auriga Butterflyfish's diet should consist of meaty items such as fish, crustaceans, mysis shrimp, and frozen marine preparations

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"

Customer Testimonials

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!
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