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Copperband Butterflyfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Chelmon rostratus

Other Name(s) Beaked Butterflyfish; Orange Stripe Butterflyfish

Care Level

Family

Copperband Butterflyfish

BAD Fish
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Silvery white with 4 orange bars; black spot on rear dorsal fin; elongated snout and mouth. Like most butterflyfishes, once finding a mate, they may pair up for life. Captive breeding has been successful at the experimental level only.