Collare Butterfly

Collare Butterfly

The Collare Butterfly has unique colourings which make it stand out from any other marine fish. Its skin looks like a metal finish and really creates a eye catching appearance. Its body is based on a elegant brown shade dressed in lots of light brown scales. Its head is divided from its body by a solid white band which is then complemented by a black band covering the eyes of the fish. Additionally, it also has a vibrant red tail highlighted with a black band.

In order to keep this butterfly happy in captivity it must be kept in a aquarium of at least 400 litres with plenty of live rock for hiding between. This fish is also relatively peaceful and therefore should have tank mates that are like minded, and should not be housed with very aggressive fish. Additionally, this fish may also be harmful to invertebrates and corals.

Many state that it takes a while at the beginning to get this fish to feed due to it being shy and slow. However this can be overcome by trying a variety of live foods or anemones.

Once this fish has been acclimated, it should then be offered a varied diet of meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, and frozen preparations at least twice daily.

Minimum Tank Size400 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 7"
Colour Form: Black, Red, Tan, White
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Chaetodontidae
Origin: Indonesia, Sri Lanka

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. Very gorgeous and hardy Butterflyfish. Mine started eating within a few hours after aclamation. When I recieved the fish, it came in perfect condition. I couldn’t ask for a better specimen. Thank you LiveAquaria!!

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