Phantom Bannerfish (Heniochus pleurotaenia)

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Phantom Bannerfish

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Phantom Bannerfish

Heniochus pleurotaenia

Moderate

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.0 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::75 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Chaetodontidae



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Additional names

Phantom Bannerfish, Phantom Butterflyfish, Indian Bannerfish


Origin

Indo-pacific

Sexing

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility

This Bannerfish can be territorial towards other Bannerfish. They can be kept in pairs or groups in a large enough aquarium, however, in order to keep several they would need to be added to the tank at the same time. Should not be kept with aggressive fish and is otherwise peaceful towards tank mates. Reef safe, and will eat aiptasia.

Diet

Phantom Bannerfish are largely plankton eaters in the wild. A diet of frozen, freeze-dried, fresh or flake food is readily accepted. Also provide regular vegetable food source and vitamin-boosting supplements.

Feeding regime

Feed twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Reef tank

Behaviour

Should only kept to peaceful tankmates

Identification

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