Double Saddle Butterfly (Chaetodon ulietensis)
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Natural Range: Indian and Pacific Oceans
Size: 6 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Zoanthids, sea anemones, coral polyps, benthic crustaceans, molluscs, algae.
Natural History: The Double Saddle Butterfly is found in coral-rich lagoons singly, in pairs, or in small groups. It prefers stronger water flow reef areas. Adults are found singly, in pairs, or in groups. Juveniles are solitary. This species returns to the same refuge each night to rest.
Husbandry: The Double Saddle Butterfly is hardier than the other Chaetodon butterflies and will usually acclimate quickly in an aquarium. It can be kept in pairs in aquaria. It should not be housed with other aggressive fish. It will pick at coral/anemone polyps/tentacles. It is reported to be a good competitor for food, unlike many of the Chaetodon butterflyfishes.
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