Auriga Butterfly  LARGE

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  Butterflyfish belong to the family Chaetodontidae. These fish typically resemble smaller versions of the marine angelfish but lack the preopercle spines at the gill cover that the angelfish have. Typically, butterflyfish only reach around five to eight inches but some species can grow as large as twelve inches.

  Make sure your aquarium is large enough! Most species of butterfly will feed on coral polyps and anemones, making them generally unsuitable for reef tanks and also occasionally very challenging to keep fed. Typically, butterflyfish are not recommended for beginners.

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The threadfin butterflyfish, Chaetodon auriga, is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontid)

Chaetodon auriga is found in the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea and eastern Africa (south to Mossel BaySouth Africa) to the Hawaiian,Marquesas and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa Iti, at depths of 3–115 ft.

Chaetodon auriga is up to 23 centimetres (9 in) long. Its body is white with `chevron' markings on the side. Tear edge of the dorsal fin has a prominent black spot, and a prominent black vertical band runs through the eye. The rear of soft-dorsal fin has a trailing filament, and it has a belly patch of descending oblique dark lines as well as bright yellow fins.

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Saltwater Tangs sold on this site are generally 1 inches to 4 inches in length. All of these small fish are sold as unsexed juveniles. Different sizes will be designated in the description as follows.Size will vary for species and season.

TR - tank raised 1- 2 inches

Small 2 - 3 inches

Medium 3-4 inches

Large 4-6 inches