Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula)

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Raccoon Butterflyfish

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Raccoon Butterflyfish

Chaetodon lunula

284 Litres (75 US G.)

17.8-20.3cm (7-8 ")


8.2 - 8.5

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

Raccoon Butterflyfish

Additional scientific names

Pomacentrus lunula, Tetragonoptrus lunula, Chaetodon biocellatus, Tetragonoptrus biocellatus


Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe and Rapa islands. Southeast Atlantic: East London, South Africa.

Tank compatibility[edit]

This fish is best kept in fish-only tanks, it will eat inverts and is a threat to corals. It is otherwise generally peaceful towards fish tank mates including its own species provided they are introduced at the same time.


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