Mulleri Butterflyfish

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Latin name: (Chelmon muelleri)

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Black, Tan, White



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The Raccoon Butterflyfish is a beautiful and hardy fish that is a great addition to larger peaceful aquariums. When kept in the right environment, they can provide many years of enjoyment. It is important to remember that they should be the only one of their species in the tank and to avoid any fish that may stress them out. Additionally, caution should be used when introducing them to a reef tank as they may prey on delicate invertebrates such as anemones or feather dusters. Nonetheless, they are extremely effective at controlling glass anemones in reef aquariums.

The Mulleri Butterflyfish is a challenging fish to feed, as it is a timid and cautious feeder. To encourage it to begin eating, providing a selection of frozen and live foods, such as mysis shrimp, enriched brine shrimp, or frozen cockle, is essential. Supplementing their diet with a high-quality pellet or flake food is also recommended. Additionally, offering more than one type of food at once is a great way to ensure proper nutrition and encourage the fish to begin feeding. With patience, the Mulleri Butterflyfish can become a beautiful addition to any aquarium.

The approximate purchase size for these wallets is small (1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″), medium (2-1/4″ to 3-1/2″), and large (3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″).

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