Alyssa's Seahorse Savvy

Aquarium Conditioned-Heniochus Butterflyfish

Sale price Price $99.99 Regular price

Aquarium Conditioned-Heniochus Butterflyfish, Heniochus acuminatus. also known as Bannerfish.

Size: ~2.5-3+ inches (Small), 3-4+ inches (Regular). They will reach up to ~6-7+ inches with maturity.

Please see unique care information for this species below:

Heniochus Butterflyfish are an Indo-Pacific species of butterflyfish. They are very gorgeous and unique with their banner like pattern on their bodies. In their natural environment they are often seen in pairs or larger schools. We are feeding them a variety of prepared foods including frozen Mysis shrimp, LRS frozen nano blend, TDO XS pellets and a variety of other prepared foods at our farm. We recommend feeding them often such as 2-3+ times daily. They love PE Mysis shrimp.

We recommend housing this species singly or in smaller groups. These are great for people not keeping seahorses. There is a possibility of them nipping at corals, anemones, scallops and clams, especially when underfed. Keeping them well fed tends to reduce this risk and they are often fine with corals in the aquarium. They are also known to eat anenomes. Of course, keep an eye on them. These are also great in larger FOWLR aquariums. We recommend a 125 gallon or larger aquarium size for this species. They like swimming space and having lots of branch rockwork.

These fish have a lot of personality and can make for a fun and unique tank mates in your FOWLR aquarium and even some mixed reef tanks. There is a possibility of them nipping at some coral species but this is pretty unlikely in our experience. Many of these species like to explore the aquarium with their mouth and they may take an occasional nip at a coral but this is unlikely to be harmful to corals in many instances.

Our Aquarium Conditioned fish are quarantined and observed at our aquaculture facility before offered for sale. We prophylactically deworm all our fish as well as run an anti-parasitic treatment on all of our fish.  

Give us a call 410-618-3604 or send us an email: if you have any questions. We are happy to help!