Spot Fin Butterflies (small 1-2 inches)

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Spot Fin Butterflies (small 1-2 inches)

The Spotfin Butterfly gets its name for the small, black spot located on the end of the dorsal fin.  But what is really neat about the Spotfin 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 Spotfin 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 Spotfin 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
    Beautiful fish

    Posted by Stephanie Gilley on 10th Sep 2021

    Acclimated very well to my tank

  • 5
    Great looking fish

    Posted by Robert Seaton on 9th Oct 2020

    Arrived in great condition

  • 5
    Healthy and beautiful!

    Posted by Melina on 1st Jan 2015

    The little butterfly arrived a couple of days ago and has acclimated very well. The colors are great and looks very healthy.