Pebble Butterfly, also known as the Multiband Butterflyfish, Pebbled Butterfly, Many Banded Butterfly Fish, and Hawaiian Pebble Butterflyfish. It has a subtle color pattern. Its body is a creamy white with five or six tan bands running vertically. There is also a dark vertical eye bar and a black band in the tail fin.If keeping a pair, they should be added at the same time to avoid aggression. The tank should also be decorated with rocks creating many caves for hiding places and lots of rocky rubble. Also make sure there is plenty of open swimming space, as it swims freely and usually spends a good deal of its time in the open water, moving in and out of crevices. The Pebble Butterfly is highly territorial so should not be housed with Angelfish or other Butterflyfish, unless a mated pair, and they should not be kept with any aggressive species. They are not considered reef safe, as they will nip at Sessile Invertebrates, Stony Coral Polyps, Cauliflower Coral, Porites spp. and Montipora spp, Polychaete worms, and small Shrimps.
- Scientific Name: Chaetodon multicinctus
- Max Size: 5"
- Diet: frozen, and prepared formula foods with emphasis on Vegetables and Spirulina, also include live and/or frozen Brine shrimp, Japanese Nori, and several sponge based frozen foods.
- APPROXIMATE Size: SM 1 1/2 to 2; MD 2 1/2 TO 3 INCH