Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)


With striking copper stripes, a false eyespot, and an elegant nose, the Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus) is an attractive and unique choice for the experienced saltwater hobbyist with an established tank. In the Indo-Pacific, they tend to be solitary or in proven pairs. These delicate fish are not considered reef-safe, as they are active foragers often on the hunt for creatures such as feather dusters and coco worms. However, the Copperband Butterfly is also known to eat pesty aiptasia!



Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          8.2 – 8.4
Temp:                     74-78F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <20ppm