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Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they may pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish may be known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.
Other Common Names
Saddle Back Butterflyfish, Blackwedged Butterflyfish, True Falcula Butterflyfish
The Falcula Butterflyfish, also known as the Saddle Back Butterflyfish, is a popular addition to more aggressive aquariums. One of the more durable Butterflyfish in the industry, it will actively compete for food against other tankmates.
The Saddleback Butterflyfish can occasionally be resistant to accepting a captive diet but can be enticed with a small anemone or rock of aiptaisia. Eventually it will learn to adjust to itís new diet by following the example of itís tankmates. Feed a varied diet of small meaty foods, as well as other commercially frozen preparations.
Falcula Butterflyfish , Small: over 1-1.5", Indian Ocean
Falcula Butterflyfish , Medium: over 1.5-3.5", Indian Ocean
Falcula Butterflyfish , Large: over 3.5-5.5", Indian Ocean
Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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