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Species Name: Chaetodon flavocoronatus

Authority: Myers, 1860

Common Name: Yellow-Crowned Butterflyfish

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Guam, Marianas Islands

Size: 5 inches - 12 cm

Natural Environment: Inhabits deep coral reefs along current swept areas where black corals are found at depths over 60 feet (20 m)

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C) and natural diet consists mainly of coral polyps, and especially fond of black corals. Requires a variety of enriched frozen foods (meaty and algae), which can be supplemented with flake foods with numerous feedings per day. Rarely seen in the trade.

Aquarium Suitability: A fish-only aquarium species

Yellow-Crowned Butterflyfish (Chaetodon flavocoronatus) Photo Credit:John Randall

Photo Credit: John Randall

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