Black Back Butterflyfish
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  • Black Back Butterflyfish

  • Chaetodon melannotus

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small / Medium - $42
    Medium - $46
    Small - $49
  • Tank Size: 125 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 6"
    Coloration: Yellow, White, Black
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Melannotus Butterflyfish, Black Back Butterfly
  • Description
  • The Black Back Butterflyfish is a stunning and very colorful butterfly. Black Back Butterflyfish have a mostly white body with strong black diagonal stripes and a vertical black stripe through their eyes. Black Back Butterflyfish also have their entire body outlined in brilliant yellow.

    Black Back Butterflyfish reach a maximum adult size of around 6 inches and need to be kept in tanks that at least 125 gallons in size. Black Back Butterflies are peaceful fish and shouldn't bother many other fish or inverts. Black Back Butterflyfish will eat some corals including LPS and soft corals, making them a bad choice to add to a reef tank.

    Black Back Butterflyfish are strong and active swimmers and need a tank with lots of open swimming room. Being very peaceful fish, Black Back Butterflyfish should not be kept with overly aggressive fish. Black Back Butterflies will do best when kept in tanks that have lots of live rock for them to look for small inverts on and also to hide in if they feel threatened.

    Black Back Butterflyfish are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Foods like mysis and brine shrimp, high quality meaty frozen foods and small pieces of fresh seafood will keep your Black Back Butterflyfish healthy and happy.

    If you have any questions about the Black Back Butterflyfish and if it's the right fish for your tank, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Tiny: Up to 1", Small: Over 1-1.5", Small / Medium: Over 1.5-2.5", Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium / Large: Over 3.5-4.5", Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Extra Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Show Size: Over 7.5-9.5", Jumbo: Over 9.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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