Banded Butterflyfish

An easy going species that gets along well with other reef fish. Striking in its contrasting beauty, it has a deep, thin, somewhat disc-shaped body, with a concave forehead and short snout. The coloration of juveniles and adults can be quite different. Juveniles have large, ringed black spot at the base of the dorsal fin, four vertical body bars, with an overall body color of brownish-yellow instead of the white that adults have as a base.

  • Scientific name: Chaetodon striatus
  • Family: Chaetodontidae
  • Max Size: 6½ inches
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Required Tank Size: 120+ gallons
  • Shipping Size: 1½ to 3 inches