Golden Semilarvatus Butterflyfish

Golden Semilarvatus Butterflyfish
Latin name:
(Chaetodon semilarvatus)

Care Level





Black, Orange, Yellow



Preferred Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Avg. Max Size


Minimum Tank Size

125 gallons


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A 125 gallon or larger aquarium with peaceful tank mates provides an ideal home for the Golden Semilarvatus Butterflyfish. In this environment, they can be kept in pairs or small groups and will thrive. However, it is important to note that Semilarvatus Butterflies should not be kept in a reef aquarium as they may cause damage to the delicate coral. Furthermore, they are also known to hunt smaller tank mates, so it’s important to only keep them with other larger, peaceful fish.

A diet that is rich in vitamins is essential for fish health. Live foods such as small crustaceans, worms, and insect larvae provide the most natural nutrition. Additionally, fresh clams are an excellent source of nutrition and can be offered to fish that are just starting out. As the fish becomes accustomed to their environment, they will begin to accept herbivore preparations. It is important to remember that healthy, nutritional meals are the key to a long, happy life for your fish. With proper diet and care, your fish can live a long, healthy life.

The approximate purchase size for the small, medium, and large sizes is 1-1/2″, 2-1/4″, and 3-1/2″, respectively.