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Tinkeri Butterflyfish
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Tinkeri Butterflyfish (Chaetodon tinkeri)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 5½"
Origin Hawaii
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 120 gallons
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The Tinkeri Butterflyfish is also known as the Hawaiian Butterflyfish or Tinker's Butterflyfish. This attractive fish with its anterior half being white with black dots on each scale and the posterior part of the body black. Shades of yellow and orange mark the face, dorsal fin, and tail.

The Tinkeri Butterflyfish requires a moderately lit aquarium of 120 gallons or larger. These fishes are normally found in deeper water on fore reef slopes, and feed primarily on plankton and small invertebrates. They are not recommended for the reef aquarium as they may pick at mushroom corals, anemones, and stony corals.

The diet should consist of different meaty items, enriched mysis shrimp and enriched brine shrimp along with some vegetables.

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

Pairs: Medium: 2-1/4" to 3-1/2"; Large: 3-1/2" to 4-3/4"

Customer Testimonials

Anna Cartwright Sherman OKs , CA
Spencer Tinker was my neighbor for many years in Honolulu He signed his book he wrote for the waikiki aquarium and the butterfly fish that was named after him that he discovered he was a great guy and deserves the credit !
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