Copperband Butterflyfish or Beaked Coral Fish



Copperband Butterflyfish (Chelmon Rostratus), commonly known as Beaked Coral Fish, are found in coral reef in both the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This Butterflyfish is one of the three species that make up the genus Chelmon and all have long beaks. These fish are easily identified by the yellow banding and long snout. The young fish are similar in appearance to adult fish. Copperband Butterflyfish or Beaked Coral Fish grow up to 7.8″ inches in length. The fish appears taller than its length because of its compressed, deep-bodied form with a long dorsal and posterior fins as well as its vertical yellow stripes on a white background. The snout is long and slender, and the dark eye of the fish is less conspicuous than the dark eye-spot on the dorsal fin. The base of the tail features a dark band that runs perpendicular to the tail.

Copperband Butterflyfish or Beaked Coral Fish are found at depths of 1-25 meters either alone or in pairs. These fish form monogamous pairs during breeding. They are usually found on coral reefs or rocky shorelines, and also in estuaries and silty inner coral reefs. This species is territorial and oviparous. Definitely one of the most beautiful fish for in any aquarium.

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Weight 8 lbs
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