Tear Drop Butterflyfish



The Tear Drop Butterflyfish is a beautiful fish originating from the reefs of the Indo Pacific. They have a white base becoming yellow dorsally and on the median fins. It has a large black eyespot on its upper side and a black bar through the eyes. A black vertical stripe is also present at the posterior end. These are very colorful fish that are well suited for a larger fish only aquarium.

The Tear Drop Butterflyfish will do best in a 70 gallon or larger fish-only aquarium. The Tear Drop Butterflyfish may reside in a reef environment with other butterflyfish but will eat different invertebrates present in the tank.

Its diet should include both meaty foods and vegetable matter.

Quick Stats:
Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4, dKH 8-12
Max. Size: 8"
Color Form: Black, White, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Fiji, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tahiti
Family: Chaetodontidae

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