Black Back Butterflyfish
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
The Black Back Butterflyfish, also known as the Melannotus Butterflyfish, has a white body with a series of black diagonal stripes on the sides. The fins are yellow and it has a yellow face with a black eye band.
The Black Back Butterflyfish should be the only butterflyfish, unless it has a mate, in a 120 gallon or larger aquarium that has numerous hiding places and plenty of room to swim. This species of Butterflyfish is not considered reef safe.
The Black Back Butterflyfish eats a variety of meaty preparations that should incorporate a vitamin or color enhancing food to keep its colors crisp. It eats soft corals in the wild.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-1/4″; Medium: 2-1/4″ to 3-1/2″; Large: 3-1/2″ to 4-1/2″