Tear Drop Butterflyfish (Chaetodon unimaculatus)

The Tear Drop Butterflyfish is a beautiful fish originating from the reefs of the Indo Pacific. They have a white base becoming yellow dorsally and on the median fins. It has a large black eyespot on its upper side and a black bar through the eyes. A black vertical stripe is also present at the posterior end. These are very colorful fish that are well suited for a larger fish only aquarium.

The Tear Drop Butterflyfish will do best in a 125 gallon or larger fish-only aquarium. The Tear Drop Butterflyfish may reside in a reef environment with other butterflyfish but will eat different invertebrates present in the tank.

Its diet should include both meaty foods and vegetable matter.

-Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons

-Care Level: Moderate

-Temperament: Peaceful

-Reef Compatible: With Caution

-Water Conditions: 72-78- F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

-Max. Size: 8"

-Color Form: Black, White, Yellow

-Diet: Omnivore

-Origin: Africa, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Melanesia, Red Sea

-Family: Chaetodontidae

Size: 4" - 5"

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