The Raccoon Butterflyfish is yellow-orange, but darker on the upper half of the body. It has a black patch around its eyes, with a broad white stripe posterior to it. Two black stripes bordered in yellow reach from the white stripe to the dorsal fin.
The Raccoon Butterflyfish is a peaceful fish that may reside in a an aquarium with other butterflyfish. It should not be kept in a reef tank since it will eat invertebrates and is deemed unsafe with corals.
They can be fed a varied diet of meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, and frozen preparations several times daily.
This species can be mistaken for the Racoon Butterflyfish (C.lunula), the Red Sea Racoon Butterflyfish differs in lacking a black spot on the caudal fin base and the yellow diagonal stripes behind the head, as well as having fewer slanting stripes not the sides of the body.