Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)

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Common Name: Copperband Butterfly
Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus
Reef-Safe: With caution, eats Christmas worms, feather dusters, and some desirable bethnic inverts
Min. Tank Size: 120 gallons
Captive Care: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 20cm (8")
Range: Andaman Sea to New Guinea and north-eastern Australia, Ryukyu Islands and Japan. 
Depth: 1 - 25m (3 - 82ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: The CBB is highly desirable due to some individuals' tendency to eat aiptasia, a pest anenome in aquariums. However most do not eat prepared foods in captivity and more often than not will waste away. To ensure success, a large aquarium with lots of live rock is required. Make sure to add it first before other fish that will harass it. It will not eat if stressed or harassed.


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