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Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)

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Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)
Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)

Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)

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Auriga Butterflyfish

Chaetodon auriga


COMMON NAME: Auriga Butterflyfish
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chaetodon auriga
SIZE AVAILABLE: ~2 inches
MINIMUM TANK SIZE: 50 gallons
FOOD/DIET: Omnivore
CARE LEVEL: Moderately easy
REEF SAFE: No. Will nip at rocks and corals
AVAILABILITY: Most always available - 99%

  • Also known as Threadfin Butterflyfish.

  • Not suitable for a reef tank.

  • This fish will eat a wide variety of soft and stony corals and desirable invertebrates.

  • The fish does very well in live rock aquascaped aquariums and, although it is a species that can be used for cleaning up Aiptasia anemones, it will also eat other forms of wanted live rock invertebrates, such as fanworms or tubeworms.