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Raccoon Butterflyfish
Scientific Name Chaetodon lunula 
Reef Compatible No 
Care Level Beginner 
Disposition Peaceful 
Min. Tank Size 75 gallons 
Mature Size 8 inches 
Diet Omnivore 
Range Fiji, Hawaii, Indo-Pacific, Tahiti 
Size Class
8
Curator's Note
Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.
Description
Named for the black mask-like marking over itís eyes, the Raccoon Butterflyfish is a hardy Butterflyfish that is well known for eating almost any type of anemone. This is especially useful if you have problems with Aiptaisia or Majano anemones. Like the mammal to which it is named after, the Raccoon Butterflyfish is predominately a nocturnal feeder but will increase with activity during the daytime photoperiod as it grows accustomed to the bright lighting in the aquarium. If you intend on keeping more than one Raccoon Butterflyfish in your aquarium it is best to purchase two of the same size and introduce them to the aquarium at the same time. They may chase each other but it is rare that any damage is done.
Diet
If your Raccoon Butterflyfish is reluctant to feed, place a smaller anemone in the tank as it is difficult for them to resist eating them. Feed a varied diet of small meaty foods, as well as other commercially frozen preparations.
 
 
 
Item #   Description  
Price
 
Quantity
 
Stock Status
001650   Raccoon Butterflyfish , Small: over 1-1.5", Indo Pacific
 
$34.95
 
 
In Stock
001651   Raccoon Butterflyfish , Medium: over 1.5-3.5", Indo Pacific
 
$39.95
 
 
In Stock
001652   Raccoon Butterflyfish , Large: over 3.5-5.5", Indo Pacific
 
$64.95
 
 
In Stock
001653   Raccoon Butterflyfish , X-Large: over 5.5-6.5", Indo Pacific
 
$89.95
 
 
In Stock
001654   Raccoon Butterflyfish , XX-Large: over 6.5-7.5", Hawaii
 
$179.95
     
025580   Raccoon Butterflyfish , Show: over 7.5-9.5", Hawaii
 
$229.95
     
 
 
* Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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