Copper Band Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus) Small Size

Copper Band Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus) Small Size

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Care: Intermediate
Diet: Omnivorous
Light: Medium
Place of origin: Indian Ocean
AKA: AKAL Chaetodon enceladus - Chaetodon rostratus - Chelmo rostratus - Chelmon lol
Reef Safe? Yes
The copper band butterfly fish is a popular choice for aquarium enthusiasts. Known for its vibrant colors and graceful movements, this species adds a stunning visual appeal to any tank. With its distinct copper-colored body and black bands, it stands out among other fish species. This fish is relatively peaceful, making it suitable for community tanks. However, it is important to note that the copper band butterfly fish can be a bit challenging to care for. It requires a well-maintained tank with plenty of hiding spots and live rock for grazing. Additionally, a varied diet consisting of both meaty and plant-based foods is essential for its health and well-being. Overall, the copper band butterfly fish is a beautiful addition to any aquarium, but it requires specific care to thrive.
Current size approx 3-4 inches and feeding on frozen mysis

Widespread West Pacific, ranging to eastern Indian Ocean. Easily identified by its orange banding and long snout. Juveniles similar to adults. Coastal and inner reefs, often silty habitats or deep off shore in current prone areas. Occurs singly or in pairs. Territorial species. Length to about 20cm.