Latticed Butterflyfish
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Latticed Butterflyfish
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Latticed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon rafflesi)
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Quick Stats

Minimum Tank Size 120 gallons
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 6"
Color Form Black, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Compatibility View Chart
Origin Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia
Family Chaetodontidae
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Overview

The Latticed Butterflyfish, also known as the Raffle's Butterflyfish, is yellow with dark scale margins giving a lattice-like appearance. It has a black eye band and a blue patch between the eyes; the tail has a black vertical stripe.

It requires a 120 gallon or larger aquarium that has numerous hiding places and peaceful community members. In the wild, it will prey on hard and soft corals, zoanthids, and/or anemones. If the fish is asleep or stressed, it will get a dark spot on the front of the body.

The Latticed Butterflyfish will feed on chopped sea foods.

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"

Customer Testimonials

Brian Randolph Bridgeport , CT
The Latticed Butterflyfish is very hardy, docile , attractive, and is easy to feed . It loves mysis shrimp and meaty preparations . When it's asleep, it has a huge black spot over the center of its body. My wife loves this fish because of its color and its peaceful personality . Overall, it's a great fish to have in your aquarium .
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