Brown and White Heniochus (Heniochus varius)
Family: Chaetodontidae (Butterflyfishes)
Natural Range: Indo-Pacific and Western Pacific
Depth: 7 to 100 ft. Size: 7.75 in. Jumps: No Space: 75+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Sponges, stony coral polyps, ascidians, peanut worms, polychaete tentacles
Natural History: The Brown and White Heniochus is found in pairs or small groups in sheltered areas of reef crests and slopes. Adults are observed in pairs or in small groups near overhangs, crevices, or caves. It will quickly hide if threatened.
Husbandry: The Brown and White Heniochus should be housed with peaceful species and be provided adequate shelter for hideouts. Only one of this species should be kept per aquarium. It may nip at the polyps of stony corals in an aquarium. It has lived up to 20 years in captivity. Live food and encrusted live rock may be needed to entice this species into successful acclimation.
AKA: Humphead Bannerfish
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