Occellate Butteflyfish

Occellate Butteflyfish

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Parachaetodon ocellatus

Pre-Quarantined for 30 Days!

Not much is known about this particular species however it is believed that they are similar in behaviour to Copperband Butterflyfish and are thought to eat Aiptasia.

General Husbandry: This very attractive species, which is not seen very often in the trade, has a silvery body marked with five yellowish brown tan edged vertical bands and false-eye spot on the upper rear of the body.


Even though there is not much husbandry information available on this species, it’s said to adapt quite easily in already established larger peaceful fish-only community aquariums, especially those with lots of open swimming area. 


Experience Level: Intermediate

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore

Coral Safe: Yes

Invertebrate Safe: Advise caution

Acclimation Time: 30 minutes+

Aquarium Environment: Reef aquarium (with caution) and fish-only aquarium.

Tankmates: Peaceful or non-aggressive

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons

Temperature Range: 72 - 82°F (22 – 27°C)

Specific Gravity: 1.020-1.026

pH: 8.0 - 8.5