Dot Dash Butterflyfish (Chaetodon punctatofasciatus)
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Natural Range: Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 3 to 148 ft. Size: 4.5 in. Jumps: No Space: 55+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Filamentous algae, stony and soft coral polyps, bristleworm tentacles, copepods
Natural History: The Dot Dash Butterflyfish si found on lagoons, reef faces, and slopes in areas with dense growths of coral.
Husbandry: The Dot Dash Butterflyfish is omnivorous enough to feed on other aquarium fare besides coral polyps, but its diet should be supplemented with Spirulina or other types of macroalgae. It should be housed in a aquarium with live rock to help supplement its natural diet of algae and copepods. Its small mouth may prevent it from eating foods as large as adult brine shrimp. It should only be housed with peaceful tankmates.
AKA: Punctato Butterflyfish, Spotbanded Butterflyfish
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