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The Raccoon Butterflyfish has a circular body shape with a black mask-like pattern across its eyes, which resembles a raccoon's mask, hence its name.

Its body is mostly white with a black patch near the head, and it has a broad, diagonal, yellow stripe running from the dorsal fin to the tail.



  • Adult Raccoon Butterflyfish typically reach a size of about 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) in length.


Tank Size:

  • A tank with a capacity of at least 75 gallons is recommended for a single Raccoon Butterflyfish. Larger tanks provide more swimming space and are better suited for keeping them with other compatible species.



  • Raccoon Butterflyfish are generally peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive marine species.
  • They are known to be reef safe, meaning they are less likely to harm corals or invertebrates in a reef aquarium.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 74-82°F (23-28°C)
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.020-1.025



  • In the wild, Raccoon Butterflyfish feed primarily on coral polyps, but in captivity, they can be fed a diet consisting of a variety of foods, including high-quality marine flake or pellet foods, frozen foods, and live foods.
  • It's essential to offer a balanced diet to maintain their health.


Tank Decor:

  • Provide plenty of swimming space along with live rock formations to create hiding spots and mimic their natural habitat.
  • Consider adding corals and other suitable invertebrates, as these fish tend to be reef compatible.



  • Raccoon Butterflyfish are generally compatible with other peaceful marine fish species. However, it's essential to avoid housing them with aggressive tankmates that may intimidate or harm them.


The Raccoon Butterflyfish's stunning appearance and peaceful disposition make it a desirable addition to marine aquariums. Proper care, suitable tank conditions, and a balanced diet are crucial for keeping these fish healthy and vibrant in a captive environment.

Racoon Butterflyfish

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