*This package includes x3 (Three) Black & White Heniochus Fish Group
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 8½"
Black & White Heniochus Butterflyfish, Heniochus acuminatus, is often found living on or around the reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Members of the genus Heniochus, also known as Bannerfish, make gorgeous inhabitants of a fish only aquarium. Soft Corals and most Invertebrates should do fine with the Heniochus, but it may likely decimate Stony Corals, as they are a part of its natural diet. Peaceful or non-aggressive tankmates are recommended to reduce stress on the Butterfly. When Butterflyfish are first introduced to the aquarium, they may refuse to eat. Should the fish continue this behavior for three or more days, live food should be offered (if not from the beginning). Food soaked in a garlic product will often entice the Butterfly to eat. Another useful method to encourage some Butterflyfish to eat is to place their food inside of a coral skeleton. Groupings of Black & White Heniochus can be introduced simultaneously in the same aquarium, making a stunning display. It is best to make sure that the fish have plenty of aquarium space each when adding a group. Live Rock and multiple places to hide also helps to reduce stress in a group introduction situation.
The Heniochus Black & White Butterflyfish may reside in a 125 gallon or larger aquarium with other peaceful fish and others of the same species, if all were introduced into the tank at the same time. When swimming, the elongated white dorsal filament moves like a banner in the wind.