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Golden Butterflyfish | Chaetodon Semilarvatus (3")

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Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

The Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) is also known as the Red-lined Butterflyfish.

Like all Red Sea fish, The Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus) has become very hard to come by.  If you've been wanting one, you better grab it quickly before they sell out. 

Feeding your Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

Like all butterflyfish, they requires a varied diet of meaty and herbivore preparations.  Their food need also contain some sponge, as that makes up a large part of their diet in the wild.  Either frozen butterfly preparations, or live rock with sponge attached, should be available.  Also, their mouths are small, so their food needs to be small pieces (small pellets, flakes, mysis, not PE)

Is My tank OK for a Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)?

A 50 gallon or larger aquarium with peaceful tank mates provides a good environment for a single specimen. The Golden Butterflyfish can be kept in pairs or small groups in a larger aquarium, but it is best to add them all at once:

50-75 gal---1 Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)
75-125 gal--2  Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)
125 and up--3 Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus)

It is often kept in a larger reef tank, but you need to be prepared for them to nip.  So reef-safe with caution.  Anemones and Zoos are most at risk.

They also do not do well with aggressive tankmates.  If you already have established butterflies and angels that are more aggressive, it's a big risk to add a Golden Butterflyfish (Chaetodon semilarvatus).  They simply cannot thrive if harrassed by tankmates.


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  • 5
    Simply the best

    Posted by Unknown on Oct 13th 2021

    If anybody out there has overlooked this man they are making a big mistake. Best quality fish Mike is a gentleman and the prices are simply unbelievable. You’ll never find a better place than this I urge anybody who is looking for anything exotic or just a simple first to take a good hard look at this man, you will not be disappointed!!!

  • 5
    Healthy fish

    Posted by ajith kurian issac on Oct 6th 2021

    Its an awesome fish . Eating straight out of box size was more than mentioned in the website. Hard to find a specimen like this big eating healthy

  • 4
    Great but small

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 5th 2021

    Great fish, color, health

  • 5
    Nyaquatic quality standards

    Posted by Antonio on Apr 30th 2019

    I always receive healthy beautiful specimens from nyaquatic. Ship in a timely fashion and have the fish I'm looking for.