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Copperband Butterflyfish also known as the Beaked Butterflyfish, Beaked Coralfish or Orange Stripe Butterflyfish are found around the Andaman Sea, Papua New Guinea, Ryukus and the Great Barrier Reef.
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The Copperband Butterflyfish has a long, narrow nose and mouth used for hunting into crevices and holes for food. They have yellow-orange vertical bands with a black edging. It has a false eyespot on the rear of the dorsal fin.
It is best housed in very large reefs, or in peaceful community tanks. It should be kept singly, not with similar butterflyfish, and should not be kept with any stress-inducing fish. Caution should be exercised if housing these fish in a reef aquarium. They may pick on invertebrates, especially anemones and feather dusters. They are an excellent fish when used to control aiptasia (glass anemones) in the reef aquarium.
The Copperband Butterflyfish can be difficult fish to feed; it is a shy and deliberate feeder that may need a variety of foods offered to it in order to start feeding.