Chaetodon fasciatus also known as Red Sea racoon butterflyfish or the Raccoon Fasciatus Butterflyfish lives endemicaly in the Red Sea.
Chaetodon fasciatus is yellow with diagonal black lines. Very close to Chaetodon lunula, it is distinguished by the missing black spot on the tail peduncle, the darker diagonal lines and the different pattern of facial white and black blotches.
It is a peaceful fish and may reside in a larger fish-only aquarium with other butterflyfish. It should not be put into a reef tank environment because it will eat invertebrates.
The Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish eating a varied diet of meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysid shrimp, and frozen preparations several times daily.
Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.
Chaetodon flavus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Chaetodontidae (Family) > Chaetodon (Genus) > Chaetodon fasciatus (Species)