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Pakistan Butterflyfish
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Pakistan Butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Red, Tan, White
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 7"
Origin Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Pakistan Butterflyfish, also known as Red-tailed Butterflyfish, Collare Butterflyfish, or Redtail Butterflyfish, has a rich brown to black color with light spotted scales throughout. Its mask-like head includes two white bands with a black band through the eyes. The tail is most distinct with its wide red band followed by black and white bands.

The Pakistan Butterflyfish eats stony corals in the wild and is not recommended for the reef aquarium as it will nip at many corals and sessile invertebrates. A 125 gallon or larger aquarium is suitable for a pair introduced to the tank together, otherwise, is best kept singly with plenty of swimming room.

The Pakistan Butterflyfish requires a varied diet including marine fish, crustacean flesh, brine shrimp, and frozen meaty preparations. Once acclimated to the aquarium, it requires feedings several times daily.

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

Richard N Kearny , NJ
Very gorgeous and hardy Butterflyfish. Mine started eating within a few hours after aclamation. When I recieved the fish, it came in perfect condition. I couldn't ask for a better specimen. Thank you LiveAquaria!!
Mike L Winnipeg , ND
nice fish,but watch out,it started to pick at my hammer and frog spawn coral
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