Pearlscale Butterflyfish
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  • Pearlscale Butterflyfish

  • Chaetodon xanthurus

  • Out of Stock

    Last In Stock Prices:
    Small - $58
    Medium - $65
    Small / Medium - $68
    Medium / Large - $75
  • Tank Size: 55 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 6"
    Coloration: White, Yellow, Black
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, Phillippines
    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: Yellowtail Butterflyfish
  • Description
  • The Pearlscale Butterflyfish is a very beautiful and unique butterflyfish. Pearlscale Butterflyfish have a mostly white body with a black stripe over its eye and orange markings before their tails. Pearlscale Butterflyfish will also give off a pearl like lighting effect when under strong reef lights.

    Pearlscale Butterflyfish reach a maximum adult size of around 6 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 55 gallons in size. Pearlscale Butterflyfish are peaceful fish and will not bother other fish or inverts in your tank. They might be aggressive towards other Pearlscale Butterflyfish, and should be kept in large tanks and introduced at the same time if you are looking at keeping multiple Pearlscale Butterflyfish together.

    Pearlscale Butterflyfish are known to be natural coral eaters, so they are a terrible choice for reef tanks. In fish only tanks with peaceful to semi-aggressive tank mates, the Pearlscale Butterflyfish can be a truly beautiful addition. Pearlscale Butterflyfish should also be kept in tanks with lots of live rock for them to hide in since they are such a timid species.

    Pearlscale Butterflyfish are omnivores and need to be fed a diet that is both rich in meaty and green foods. Foods like nori and marine algae sheets, high quality flake and pellet foods, high quality frozen foods and mysis and brine shrimp will keep your Pearlscale Butterflyfish healthy and happy.

    If you have any questions about the Pearlscale Butterflyfish and if they are 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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