Masked Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

Common Name: Masked Butterfly
Scientific Name: Chaetodon semilarvatus
Reef-Safe: No, corallivores
Min. Tank Size: 125 gallons
Captive Care: Difficult
Temperament: Peaceful
Max. Size: 23 cm (9")
Range: Red Sea and Gulf of Eden
Depth: 3 - 20m (3 - 65ft)
Diet: Carnivore
Remarks: Common species found in areas where there is rich coral growth. Often seen in pairs or small aggregations. Occasionally observed hovering in a stationary position for extended periods under ledges of Acropora plate corals.