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Hooded Butterflyfish EXPERT ONLY (Chaetodon larvatus)
Hooded Butterflyfish EXPERT ONLY
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Hooded Butterflyfish EXPERT ONLY (Chaetodon larvatus)
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Grey, Orange, White
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 5"
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
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Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Grey, Orange, White
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 5"
Minimum Tank Size 70 gallons
Compatibility View Chart
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Hooded Butterflyfish Chaetodon larvatus is known by many other names including Larvatus Butterflyfish, Masked Butterflyfish, Orange Face Butterflyfish, and the Blue Chevron Butterflyfish. It makes a striking presentation in any marine aquarium. A flat triangular shaped fish that is very colorful, it has a predominantly blueish gray body with lighter yellow markings that are riblike in presentation, an orange face, and large black eyes. The caudal fin is black in color. It is one of only a few Butterflyfish found in the Red Sea, where it makes its home among coral reefs.

A peaceful fish, it enjoys live rock that provides hiding places and an aquarium with peaceful tankmates and a lot of swimming area. It is possible to keep a male-female pair, but members of the same sex may fight.

Suitable for an expert level aquarist, it is not reef safe, as it feeds on coral polyps, and may nibble on Tridacna clams, ornamental shrimp, and anemones in the marine aquarium.

Approximate shipping size: 4”

Please note: We guarantee that ALL aquaria species we offer will arrive alive and in good condition. However, because of the increased level of care required for this particular species, it has been designated as "Expert Only." This species is recommended only for the expert aquarist, zoo, or research institution. “Expert Only” aquatic life is exempt from our extended guarantee after their arrival.

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