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Fish Database

Yellow Pyramid Butterfly

Scientific Name: Hemitaurichthys polylepis

Species:
Color:
Aggressiveness: Non-Aggressive
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size:
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallon
Relative Care: Easy
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The Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)is one of my favorites. If you are able to land a healthy trio for your reef they make an awesome display fish. They are about the safest you get with butterflies in a reef. They are hardy once established. They will readily eat prepared foods including frozen mysis, cyclopeeze, fresh shrimp, pellets, flakes, etc. With any fish, a varied diet is best. They usually max out at about 7 inches.

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