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The Banded Butterflyfish is a perfect choice for beginners, as it is an easy-going species that is generally well-suited for cohabitation with other reef fish. With its deep, thin, and disc-shaped body, adorned with a concave forehead and short snout, the Banded Butterflyfish is a truly striking species with its contrasting beauty. While the coloration of juveniles and adults may be vastly different, with juveniles having a brownish-yellow body color and large, ringed black spots at the base of the dorsal fin, adults have a white base color with four vertical body bars. Furthermore, the Banded Butterflyfish is a hardy species, making it a great choice for those just starting out in the hobby. All in all, the Banded Butterflyfish is an excellent choice for the beginner aquarist.
Banded Butterflyfish are a peaceful fish that are most commonly found alone or in pairs. They are most active during the day, and sleep at night. They seek shelter in the evening, which makes them highly vulnerable to larger predators.