Aquarium Fish

Golden Butterflyfish

posted: 05/15/12
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Golden Butterflyfish
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The Golden Butterflyfish, also known as the Golden Semilarvatus Butterflyfish, or Red-lined Butterflyfish, is bright yellow with a series of closely-spaced orange stripes on the sides, and a dark blue-gray patch behind the eye.

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with peaceful tank mates provides a good environment. The Golden Butterflyfish can be kept in pairs or small groups in a larger aquarium.

A diet of vitamin-enriched live foods or fresh clams may be needed in the beginning. Provide herbivore preparations once the fish begins eating.

Like other butterflyfish, they are generally compatible with: Dwarf Angelfish, Large Angelfish, Anglers & Frogfish, Anthias, Basslets, Batfish, Blennies, Boxfish, Cardinalfish, Clownfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Gobies, Grunts & Sweetlips, Hawkfish, Hogfish, Parrotfish, Pseudochromis and Puffers.

Fish Facts

Name: Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

Family: Chaetodontidae

Range: Red Sea

Size: Up to 9 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants

Reef Compatible: With caution

Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Minimum Tank Capacity: 100 gallon

Light: High

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Moderate

Care Level: Egg Scatterer

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