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Madagascar Pearlscale Butterflyfish
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Madagascar Pearlscale Butterflyfish also known as the Indian Ocean Butterflyfish are found in the West Indian Ocean.
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The Madagascan Pearlscale Butterflyfish is a blue silver coloration with black margins on its body scales. This gives a crisscross pattern and pearly sheen. Most of its posterior is orange and it has a silver-edged black stripe through the eye. They do well in an aquarium providing that it is well-maintained and relatively peaceful.
The Madagascan Pearlscale Butterflyfish is part of the "xanthurus complex" consisting of lookalike species with similar latticed pattern.
It may be kept with other Butterflyfish if they are introduced to the tank at the same time.
The Madagascan Butterflyfish is not considered reef safe.
The diet of the Madagascan Butterflyfish should include various chopped meaty preparations.