Auriga Butterflyfish (peaceful)
Auriga Butterflyfish, also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish, is one of the more popular and readily available butterflyfish. Generally a hardy species, in the wild it is found on inner and outer reef slopes. As with many fish, the Threadfin Butterfly’s color and markings can vary with the region of origin. Red Sea specimens tend to lose the eyespot (false eye to confuse predators) on the dorsal fin.
- Scientific Name: Chaetodon auriga
- Family: Chaetodontidae
- Max Size: 8 inches
- Diet: meaty items such as fish, crustaceans, mysis shrimp, and frozen marine preparations
- Require Tank Size: 125+ gallons
- Shipping Size: 2 1/2 to 3 inches