Threeband Bannerfish (Heniochus chrysostomus)

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Threeband Bannerfish

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Threeband Bannerfish

Heniochus chrysostomus

284 Litres (75 US G.)

15.2-17.8cm (6-7 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

3-5 years



Additional names

Pennant Bannerfish, Threeband Bullfish, Pennant Bullfish, Pennant Butterflyfish, Threeband Butterflyfish

Additional scientific names

Heniochus permutatus, Heniochus melanistion, Heniochus drepanoides, Chaetodon teatae

Origin[edit | edit source]


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Peaceful, but not reef safe.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Eats Sponges and Soft Coral, but should accept most meaty foods in the aquarium.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Daily, ideally at least 3 times due to their activity level and high metabolism.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

FOWLR tank with mature live rock on which it can graze.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Should only kept with peaceful tank mates.

Identification[edit | edit source]

The Pennant Bannerfish can be recognized by its colouration. It is white with a black band crossing the head and extending through the ventral fins. Two brown bands cross the body. The snout is yellow; the fourth dorsal fin spine supports an expanded pennant.

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