Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish
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Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish
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Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, White, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible Yes
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 7"
Origin Hawaii, Indonesia, New Caledonia
Family Chaetodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
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Overview

The Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish is also known as the Yellow Zoster Butterflyfish, and occurs in large numbers among the reefs of the Indian Ocean. The fins are yellow in color, and the body is mostly white. The white coloration forms a triangle with the yellow fins, lending it its common name. The head area is black helping these fish camouflage themselves in the wild. The Pyramid Butterfly feeds upon plankton in the wild, and is safe for reef aquariums.

The Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish is quite shy at first, and should be provided multiple hiding places. The ideal aquarium will be at least 125 gallons and will contain plenty of live rock that will provide hiding places, and a supplemental food source. They may be kept singly, in pairs or small numbers. If underfed the Yellow Pyramid Butterfly may occasionally pick at Xenia or other soft corals. Feeding several times daily is recommended

The Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish diet should consist of frozen and freeze-dried foods containing algae are good substitutes and can be supplemented with dried algae and vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp.

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

Reji T Fairfax , VA
if these are in stock, get one. it's a beautiful fish. nice color, very active and mine are very hearty and active. they eat well and are a great addition. you will enjoy them.
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