Black Back Butterflyfish
Free Shipping!
Home > Marine Fish > Butterflyfish > Black Back Butterflyfish
Black Back Butterflyfish
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Black Back Butterflyfish (Chaetodon melannotus)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia
Family Chaetodontidae
Lighting High
Minimum Tank Size 120 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Black Back Butterflyfish, also known as the Melannotus Butterflyfish, has a white body with a series of black diagonal stripes on the sides. The fins are yellow and it has a yellow face with a black eye band.

The Black Back Butterflyfish should be the only butterflyfish, unless it has a mate, in a 120 gallon or larger aquarium that has numerous hiding places and plenty of room to swim. This species of Butterflyfish is not considered reef safe.

The Black Back Butterflyfish eats a variety of meaty preparations that should incorporate a vitamin or color enhancing food to keep its colors crisp. It eats soft corals in the wild.

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"

Customer Testimonials

No testimonials have been submitted for this product.

Would you like to submit a testimonial? Click here

Bookmark and Share
DFS24
Contact us
LIVE HELP
8:30 am - 5 pm CST
7 days a week

EMAIL US
CALL US
1-800-334-3699
8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST, Mon - Fri