This butterfly fish, Chaetodon striatus, is commonly know as a banded butterfly. Most butterfly fish are known to be a peaceful fish and that gets along with most other fish. They do like to pick at corals which makes them not suitable for a reef tank. They do great in the FOWLER tanks though as long as there are no other agressive fish already in the tank. They can be picky with food choices.
Small: 1 to 2 inches
Medium: 2 to 3 inches
Large: 3 to 4 inches
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we don’t always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.