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Spotband Butterflyfish
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Spotband Butterflyfish (Chaetodon punctatofasciatus)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Yellow
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 5"
Origin Fiji, Indonesia
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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The Spotband Butterflyfish, also known as the Dot Dash Butterflyfish, Punctato Butterflyfish, or Spot-band Butterflyfish, has a yellow-tan body. As it matures, it becomes more yellow dorsally with about seven vertical dark stripes on the upper half of the body, with rows of dark spots below.

The aquarium for the Spotband Butterflyfish should be 70 gallons or larger, have numerous hiding places, and calm tank mates. It should not be housed in a reef aquarium since it tends to eat most invertebrates and nip at corals.

The diet for the Spotband Butterflyfish should consist of finely chopped seafood meats and algae-based meals.

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

Lawson Henley Savannah , GA
This is a great fish. It gets along well with everything in my tank and starting eating within 3 hours of being in there. It is also very easy to feed.
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