Chaetodon kleini (Gray, 1831), but also may be found in books as Chaetodon corallicola (Snyder, 1904).
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Extends from Hawai'i westward to the coast of Africa.
To about 5 inches.
Minimum Tank Size Suggested:
Characteristics & Compatibility:
One of a few good Butterflyfishes suitable for beginners, this is a rather hardy and peaceful species that adapts well to aquarium life.
Diet & Feeding:
Should be fed typical fares for carnivores 2 to 3 times a day.
Reef Tank Suitability:
Although known to be a natural predator of Aiptasia Anemones, caution should be used when considering this fish to rid a reef tank of them, as the fish may pick at coral polyps, particularly once the Aiptasia are gone.