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2"-3" Pearl Scale Butterfly
2"-3" Pearl Scale Butterfly
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2"-3" Pearl Scale Butterfly

Difficulty: Intermediate
Temperament: Moderate
Latin Name: Chaetodon xanthurus
Common Names: Yellowtail Butterflyfish / Crosshatch Butterflyfish / Netted Butterflyfish / Orange Butterflyfish / Crowned Pearlscale Butterflyfish / Philippines chevron butterflyfish
Adult full size: 6”
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons
UV Required: Yes
Protein Skimmer: Yes
Reef Safe: No
Foods: Live, Frozen & Dry Foods


Pearlscale butterflies originate from South-East Asian tropical waters. They add an amazing splash or color to any fish-only or FOWLR tank. They should not be kept in reef aquaria, even though this is a species that is generally thought to be reef-safe (they will eat polyps, fleshy colonies, and other invertebrates). They should be kept with other peaceful fish, and be provided some hiding spaces.

Regular price $49.99
Category: Butterflies