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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