Copper Banded Butterfly
Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus
Reef Compatibility: With Caution
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gal
Max Size: 7”
Approximate Purchase Size: 3 to 4 inches
Notes:The Copperband Butterflyfish is a very notable species especially with its elongated snout. it is moderately small, reaching not quite 8 inches in total total length. Yet it is very attractively colored with an elegant form and graceful swimming movements. This pretty butterflyfish is commonly available and reasonably priced, however it is delicate. The ease of keeping this species varies from one fish to another. Getting a Copperband Butterflyfish is like choosing from a box of fine chocolates. Each is a unique individual and though there are clues, you won't know exactly what you've gotten until you have one. Some will be easily adapted and maintained while others refuse foods and perish. Therefore is not a good choice for a beginner aquarist and is considered difficult to keep and feed.