Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish

lg 80071 Heniochus Black White Butterflyfish
Latin name: (Heniochus acuminatus)

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Black, White, Yellow



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The Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish is an excellent choice for a peaceful aquarium with plenty of swimming space. It needs at least a 125 gallon tank to thrive, and it also does best when kept with other peaceful fish and its own species. This fish is known for its unique swimming style, as the elongated white dorsal filament moves gracefully through the water, resembling a banner in the wind. To ensure the best quality of life for your Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish, it is important to introduce all fish at the same time. Additionally, a healthy diet of frozen or freeze-dried foods and good water quality are essential for the fish’s longevity and wellbeing.

This species of Heniochus is not suitable for a reef aquarium, as it may consume small invertebrates and corals. To ensure its health and wellbeing, it should only be fed small meaty foods and herbivore preparations. It should never be fed mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, or other similar foods. Additionally, it is important to provide a variety of food items to ensure a balanced diet. With the proper care and diet, this species can thrive in aquariums.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3 1/2″; Large: 3 1/2″ to 4 1/2″; XLarge: 4 1/2″ to 6″

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