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Raccoon Butterflyfish
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Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 8"
Origin Africa, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Maldives, Tahiti
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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The Raccoon Butterflyfish is yellow-orange, but darker on the upper half of the body. It has a black patch around its eyes, with a broad white stripe posterior to it. Two black stripes bordered in yellow reach from the white stripe to the dorsal fin.

The Raccoon Butterflyfish is a peaceful fish that may reside in a 125 gallon or larger fish-only aquarium with other butterflyfish. It should not be kept in a reef tank since it will eat invertebrates and is deemed unsafe with corals.

When first acquired, if it will not eat, it may be tempted with a small anemone. Once acclimated, it can be fed a varied diet of meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, and frozen preparations several times daily.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2" to 2-1/4"; Medium: 2-1/4" to 3 "; Medium/Large: 3" to 4"; Large: 4" to 5"; X large 5" to 6"

Customer Testimonials

David Y Linda , CA
This is a very hardy fish. Mine is a small one, but he goes up against a much larger powder blue, which has been known as an aggressor. My raccoon is a constant swimmer, and eats all kinds of food - chopped fish, squid, shrimp, seaweed. This is a great fish! I highly recommend it.
Tiffany Fort Polk , LA
My medium size Raccoon Butterfly that I received started eating within 24 hours. Very active, always swimming around and enjoys the company of the other fish.
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