Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: No
General Description: The Black & White Heniochus Butterflyfish, also known as Longfin Bannerfish or Pennant Coralfish naturally occupies the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and reefs surrounding Australia, and Indonesia in the West Pacific. Then exhibit a very elongated white dorsal filament. It has a base color of white with two wide black stripes. The rear dorsal and caudal fins are yellow, and there are black marks above the eyes. Members of the Heniochus genera are often called Bannerfish instead of Butterflyfish. As adults they can reach 8 to 9 inches in length.
Diet Requirements: This Butterflyfish is naturally an omnivore, primarily preying upon benthic invertebrates such as coral, mussels, and crustaceans. It is ideal to provide a balanced diet of both meaty items such as chopped fish, crustaceans, mysis shrimp, enriched brine shrimp and algae, such as Spirulina, Chlorella, and marine sheet algae.
Care Requirements: The Black & White Heniochus Butterflyfish is best housed in a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with other peaceful fish, or a small shoal of others of the same species if all are introduced into the tank at the same time. A fish only or fish only with live rock aquarium is preferred as this species of Heniochus is not considered reef safe. Recommended water conditions, 72-78° F, KH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, salinity 1.020-1.025.
Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3 1/2″; Large: 3 1/2″ to 4 1/2″; XLarge: 5″ to 6″
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase size is approximate.