Burgess’ Butterflyfish

Latin name: (Chaetodon burgessi)

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Black

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Easy

Avg. Max Size

5½"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Chaetodontidae

The Burgess’ Butterflyfish is a unique and stunning species that is well-suited for any marine aquarium. Originating from the deep waters of the reefs in the Western Pacific, this fish has a distinct black and white color pattern consisting of three black bands, with the first forming a mask over its eyes. In addition to its beauty, the Burgess’ Butterflyfish is relatively hardy, making it a great addition to any home aquarium. With its stunning coloration and hardiness, the Burgess’ Butterflyfish is a must-have for any aquarist looking to add an eye-catching species to their collection.

The Burgess’ Butterflyfish is an interesting and unique addition to any aquarium. They are best suited to a larger aquarium of at least 70 gallons, with plenty of live rock and hiding places for them to feel secure. As they are shy fish, it is important to provide them with the right environment for them to thrive. Additionally, they are not suitable for a reef aquarium as they may pick at feather dusters, anemones and LPS corals. To ensure their wellbeing, it is important to take these considerations into account when setting up their tank.

The Burgess’ Butterfly is a tropical butterfly that feeds primarily on coral polyps, crustaceans, and algae in the wild. In an aquarium, frozen and freeze-dried diets containing algae are good substitutes and can be supplemented with dried algae and vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp.

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