Fish Species

Copperband Butterfly

Copperband Butterfly - Description

The Copperband Butterfly is also known as the Beak Coral fish or Orange Stripe Butterfly and is a member of the Chelmon family.

It can be recognised for its bright yellow bands and longer beaks which it uses to hunt for food in small crevices.

It has a false eyespot at the back of its dorsal fin and is not recommended to introduce more than one butterfly fish to avoid aggression.

Profile of the Copperband Butterfly

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Copperband Butterfly species.

  • Size: Up to 20cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 24-29 Degrees. PH 8.1-8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flake, Frozen or live food such as Brine Shrimp

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller, depths of up to 25m

  • Behaviour: Can be aggressive, best to keep on their own

  • Range: Pacific and Indian Oceans

Scientific Classification of the Copperband Butterfly

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chelmon rostratus

  • Popular Name: Copperband Butterflyfish - Orange Stripe Butterfly - Beaked Coralfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Chaetodontidae


Facts about Fish Species - Copperband Butterfly

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

Aquarium Fish Index

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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