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Gold Rim Butterflyfish
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Gold Rim Butterflyfish

Chaetodon xanthocephalus
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Gold Rim Butterflyfish also known as the Yellow Head Butterflyfish are found around East Africa, Somalia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

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The Gold Rim Butterflyfish has a large amount of white coloration that elegantly accentuates its namesake yellow head. Its dominant pearl-white body coloration and golden-yellow “halo” that meticulously outlines the perimeter of the fish. In addition to this cheerful and striking color pattern, the Gold Rim Butterflyfish sports beautiful gray-blue chevron markings. The result is a truly beautiful and unique butterflyfish sure to appeal to any collector or marine aquarium hobbyist.

The Gold Rim Butterflyfish will do best in an aquarium aquascaped with a generous amount of live rock and ample swimming space. The ideal setup is a mature, fish-only-with-live-rock system with excellent water quality and brisk water movement, housing other similar-sized peaceful fish.

Gold Rim Butterflyfish are solitary in nature and tend to demonstrate territorial behavior towards other butterflyfish species. Only one specimen should be housed per aquarium unless introduced to the aquarium at the same time as a male and female pair.

They are not recommended for the reef aquarium as they will eat most stony corals, a few soft corals, and invertebrate species that inhabit live rock.

They may require extra "TLC" when first acclimating to the home reef aquarium. The diet of the Yellowhead Butterflyfish should include various meaty preparations including frozen, freeze-dried, fresh or flake food. Also provide regular alage based foods source and vitamin-boosting supplements.

Minimum Aquarium Size

400 L

Max Size

20 cm

Reef Safe









Indian Ocean


Wild Caught



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