Black-and-White Heniochus (Heniochus acuminatus)
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region, Western Pacific Ocean
Depth: 7 to 246 ft. Size: 10 in. Jumps: No Space: 100+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zooplankton, filamentous algae, coral polyps, bristleworm tentacles
Natural History: The Black-and-White Heniochus is found on coastal reefs, deep lagoons, and on reef slopes. Adults are observed singly, in pairs, or in small groups. Juveniles serve as facultative cleaners on the reef.
Husbandry: The Black-and-White Heniochus is a hardy aquarium fish. It is active and needs swimming space. This species is peaceful and will even tolerate its own kind, with a pecking order. Individuals that challenge the hierarchy will butt heads and try to push their opponent backwards. This fish has been kept in captivity as long as 19 years. It will nip at corals so it is not reef safe.
AKA: Longfin Bannerfish
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