Copperband Butterflyfish

Copperband Butterflyfish

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  • $120.00

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Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus

Family: Chaetodontidae

Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji


Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 5-7 years, possibly longer
  • Reef Compatible: Yes
  • Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
  • Maximum Size: 3"
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons



Schooling in reefs and feeding on plankton in the wild, butterflies it is a reef safe fish and can be kept singly, in a pair, or cohabitate with a small number of other butterflies. However, if it is underfed, it can pick at some soft corals. It is also a peaceful tankmate with a wide variety of other fish. It can be shy and should have plenty of hiding places within live rockwork. 

It should be fed a diet of frozen and freeze dried algae, brine shrimp and mysis shrimp.