Saddle Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ephippium)

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Saddle Butterflyfish

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Saddle Butterflyfish

Chaetodon ephippium

284 Litres (75 US G.)

20.3-22.9cm (8-9 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Saddle Butterflyfish, Saddleback Butterflyfish, Blackblotch Butterflyfish, Black-Blotched Butterflyfish, Saddled Coralfish

Additional scientific names

Chaetodon garnoti, Chaetodon mulsanti, Chaetodon principalis

Tank compatibility[edit]

Best kept one to a tank and without any other similar Butterflyfish. Not reef-safe, will eat some invertebrates, soft corals and some stony corals.


Carnivorous, will eat most meaty foods.

Environment specifics[edit]

Can be kept in a reef environment and prefers a spacious mature tank with hiding places, but will nibble at and eat most soft and stony corals and invertebrates.


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