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Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish
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Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish

Chaetodon paucifasciatus
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Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish also known as the Red Sea Butterflyfish, Crown Butterflyfish or the Red Sea Pearlscaled Butterflyfish are found only in the Red Sea.
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The Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish is a relatively hardy butterfly that does well in a peaceful aquarium setting. The body of these fish is white with many black vertical lines, and a large red band covering the rear of the fish.

The Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish is part of the "xanthurus complex" consisting of lookalike species with similar latticed pattern.

The ideal aquarium has a large amount of live rock for hiding and grazing.

They can be aggressive towards fish of a similar body size and shape, and towards members of their own species. They are best kept in a peaceful aquarium with non-aggressive fish.

This species of Butterflyfish is not considered reef safe.

The diet for the Red Back Pearlscale Butterflyfish should consist of dried seaweed, algae based foods, and vitamin enriched brine and mysis shrimp, as well as finely chopped meaty foods.

Minimum Aquarium Size

200 L

Max Size

14 cm

Reef Safe

No

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Omnivore

Care

Moderate

Origin

Red Sea

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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