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Auriga Butterflyfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chaetodon auriga

Other Name(s) Threadfin Butterflyfish

Care Level


Auriga Butterflyfish

BAD Fish

White with tan/gray chevron pattern over body; rear body and tail deep yellow/orange; thick black band through eye; black spot on rear dorsal fin; normally with thin yellow filament trailing from dorsal fin. Like most butterflyfishes, once finding a mate, they may pair up for life. Attempts at captive breeding have been unsuccessful.