Foureye Butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus)

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Foureye Butterflyfish

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Foureye Butterflyfish

Chaetodon capistratus

132 Litres (35 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")

pH

8.0 - 8.5

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Chaetodontidae





Additional names

Framed Foureye Butterflyfish


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish is best kept singly or in pairs, a pair bonds for life. Will not get on with invertebrates and may nip corals. Do not keep with other Butterflyfish.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious mature tank with plenty of open swimming space as well as hiding places in live rock. May nip at soft corals so is not generally reef safe.


Identification[edit | edit source]

A distinctive Butterflyfish. It's body is pale blue-grey in colour with slender dark diagonal lines done the body. There is yellow colouration around the mouth, pectoral and anal fins and on the belly. It has a large dark spot towards the rear of the fish near the rounded caudal fin, this spot is ringed in white and is designed to mimic it's eyes giving the fish its common name.

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