A Butterflyfish in a reef tank? Surely you jest. You see them all the time in videos and photos of natural reefs but fish in this family are typically housed in fish only with live rock (FOWLR) tanks due to their propensity to nip at corals.
However, there are a few exceptions, including the Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish. This fish feeds on zooplankton and is usually found feeding high in the water column above coral heads in its natural ecosystem, making it a “reef safe” edition to a tank housing SPS and LPS corals.
The pyramid of white on its body meshes beautifully with its yellow fins and black/brown head to give it a unique look. I have been a fan of these fish for MORE