Sunset Butterflyfish

Sunset Butterflyfish
Latin name:
(Chaetodon pelewensis)

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


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This species of butterflyfish is an excellent display fish in the home aquarium, provided the proper conditions are met. It is an active swimmer and should be kept in aquariums that provide ample swimming space. The tank should also be well-lit and provide plenty of hiding places for the fish to retreat when it feels scared or threatened. Additionally, it is essential to provide a nutrient-rich diet of frozen and live foods to ensure its long-term health and well-being. With the right setup and care, this species of butterflyfish can be a stunning and interesting centerpiece in any home aquarium.

The Sunset Butterflyfish is a finicky eater, and can be challenging to get to feed. It’s important to provide a variety of nutritious foods, such as mysis shrimp, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, frozen cockles and seaweed-based feeds. This will help the fish to become comfortable with the food sources and eventually start feeding. To ensure that the fish is getting the proper nutrition and to help it adjust to its new environment, it is important to offer a variety of food, and to try different types of food over time. Doing this will help the Sunset Butterflyfish to become a healthy and happy addition to your aquarium.

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