Banded Butterflies (Large3-4 inches)

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Banded Butterflies (Large3-4 inches)

The Banded Butterfly gets its name for the small, black spot located on the end of the dorsal fin.  But what is really neat about the Banded Butterfly is at night, this fish undergoes remarkable changes. The large, dark mark on the dorsal fin becomes black and broad, and dark bands appear on the body. It has also been known to swim upside down, and occasionally squirt water above the waterline. The Banded Butterfly is peaceful, most commonly found in shallow waters around coral reefs alone or in bonded pairs, who form a lifelong partnership. Most active during the day, they change color and seek shelter for sleep in the evening, as they are highly vulnerable to larger predators. The tank you put your butterfly in should be full of peaceful tank mates. Known for being hardheaded,the Banded Butterfly can be somewhat difficult to entice at first. To encourage eating, offer live, brine shrimp, clam, and squid or shrimp. Once eating regularly, you can begin feeding frozen brine shrimp.

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  • 4
    Very Nice Butterfly Fish

    Posted by Joe Y on 16th May 2017

    Purchased this butter fly and I am only giving 4 stars not because of the fish but of the 8 bags of fish this one sprung a leak during shipping. Most likely due the handling by UPS. Even with that the fish arrived in excellent condition and was eating small pellets the next day. Butterflies can be hard to coax to start eating but not this one. Fish was right in the middle of the size range specified unlike ones purchased from other sites.