From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer
Unless you have a vast reef tank filled with stony corals ready to be constantly grazed, this gorgeous fish should never be acquired. As with all the coral-eating butterflyfishes, it has an abysmal record of survival in captive systems, even those of professionals.
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Habitat: Seaward reefs, patch reefs with heavy cover of Acropora spp. corals.
Maximum length: 20 cm (8 in)
Minimum aquarium size: 513 L (136 gal)
Water: Marine 24 °C (75 °F) - 28 °C (82 °F)
General swimming level: Midwater to bottom.
Obligate corallivore. Virtually impossible to keep in captivity.
Adult form monogamous pairs. Juveniles often seen singly in branching corals.