Raccoon Butterflyfish



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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 70 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.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 8"
Color Form: Black, Orange, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Fiji, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Tahiti
Family: Chaetodontidae

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Toby Wells from Freshwater Fish Aquariums January 27, 2011 at 4:18 am

What a rare fish! How much would this cost?

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