Fish Database

Raccoon Butterfly

Scientific Name: Chaetodon lunula/Chaetodon fasciatus

Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Formula I & II, Flake, Mysis shrimp
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 75gal
Relative Care: Medium
Photo Courtesy of That Pet Place

A fairly hardy butterfly that will eat corals and invertebrates, so it doesn’t make a good reef fish. Does well in FO or Fowlr tanks; needs peaceful tank mates. There are a two types, one from the Red Sea and the other from IO and Hawaii. They look very similar except the one from the Red Sea doesn’t have the black stripe that comes across the top of its body to the head.

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