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Pearl Scale Butterfly
- Care Level: moderately difficult
- Temperament: Peaceful , and Shy
- Sterilized Meaty seafood
- REEFmax Pellet 0.5
Reefmax freeze dry mysis
- Reef Compatible: No , will nib on some specie of corals
- Shrimp/Invert Safe : Yes
- Water Conditions: KH : 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, temp 24-30 degC
- Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2″ ; Medium: 2 to 3″ ; Large : 3 to 4 “
This member of the Butterfly family is very beautiful fish with flat broad body and unique color marking .
Need Pristine water and good water flow, Swim in group in the sea.
Difficult to get it to feed in aquarium , therefore any feeding specimen is a good find and addition for marine aquarium.
There are many types of butterfly unfortunately most are specialized feeder of Corals and Sponges which are unsuitable for the marine aquarium.
However, the Species that are offered here are suitable to be kept and with considerable effort can get them to eat prepared food and aquarium life.
Once they can eat prepared food they become as hardy as popular marine fishes like clown fish and tang fish .
Our Butterfly fishes offered have undergo conditioning and trained to feed on our prepared Frozen seafood and pellet.
The Prepared food they eat will provide all their nutritional requirements for long term survival , dont forget to buy as Add -On !
The water parameters need to be constant. You should check water conditions often, as the quicker a change is detected, the easier it will be to put right again.
Water changes of at least 25% should be done every 2 weeks, and even more for smaller aquariums.
Excess food should be removed to prevent algae growth and nitrite/nitrate sickness. Visible algae on glass can be cleaned using a suitable magnet cleaner.
Long Term Survival note : Feed twice every day, giving enough for full stomach with sterilized meaty seafood and mysis shrimp.
Once trained on pellet it will be hardy and last a long time.