Raffles Butterfly

Raffles Butterfly

The Latticed Butterflyfish, also known as the Raffle's Butterflyfish, is yellow with dark scale margins giving a lattice-like appearance. It has a black eye band and a blue patch between the eyes; the tail has a black vertical stripe.

It requires a 120 gallon or larger aquarium that has numerous hiding places and peaceful community members. This is not a reef safe Buterflyfish. In the wild, it will prey on hard and soft corals, zoanthids, and/or anemones. If the fish is asleep or stressed, it will get a dark spot on the front of the body.

The Latticed Butterflyfish will feed on chopped sea foods.

Minimum Tank Size: 454 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 6"
Colour Form: Black, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Chaetodontidae
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, New Caledonia

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

  1. The Latticed Butterflyfish is very hardy, docile , attractive, and is easy to feed . It loves mysis shrimp and meaty preparations . When it’s asleep, it has a huge black spot over the center of its body. My wife loves this fish because of its color and its peaceful personality . Overall, it’s a great fish to have in your aquarium .

  2. I began my third tank and first put my clowns in. The Pearlscale was the second fish and does outstanding. Always busy and not aggresive.Make sure you have some ledges for them to sleep under. Look for one very active at the FS and they work out.It began eating the afternoon I brought it home.Also comes to the glass. Great addition. This is my butterfly tank. You can’t go wront. Keep the tank with current and clean.

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