Pakistani Butterfly Fish

Pakistani Butterfly Fish

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The Pakistani Butterfly, also known as Chaetodon collare, is a stunning and colorful saltwater fish that is highly sought after by marine aquarists. Here is an overview of the Pakistani Butterfly.


The Pakistani Butterfly has a deep black body with yellow and white stripes on its fins and tail. It has a long snout and can grow up to 8 inches in length.


The Pakistani Butterfly is generally peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive fish. It is also reef-safe and will not harm coral or invertebrates. It is an active swimmer and requires plenty of open swimming space in the aquarium.


The Pakistani Butterfly is compatible with most other peaceful and non-aggressive fish, but may be territorial with other butterflyfish or similar species. It is also compatible with most invertebrates, including shrimp and crabs.

Tank Requirements:

The Pakistani Butterfly requires a tank size of at least 75 gallons with plenty of swimming space and hiding places. It prefers a moderate water flow and a well-maintained aquarium with stable water conditions.

Water Parameters:

The Pakistani Butterfly prefers a pH of 8.1-8.4, a salinity of 1.024-1.026, and a temperature of 75-82°F. Nitrate and phosphate levels should be kept as low as possible, and regular water changes are necessary to maintain stable water conditions.


The Pakistani Butterfly is a carnivorous fish and will require a varied diet that includes meaty foods such as brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, and small pieces of fish or shrimp. It should be fed twice a day, with only as much food as it can consume in 2-3 minutes.

Overall, the Pakistani Butterfly is a beautiful and peaceful fish that can thrive in a well-maintained and stable saltwater aquarium.