Rainford's butterflyfish

The Rainford's butterflyfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 1 - 15 m environment.

A pretty butterflyfish, the Rainford's Butterflyfish is occasionally available, though a rather expensive species. Because this is one of the most difficult butterflyfish to keep in a captive environment it is best reserved for only the expert aquarist. More

Rainford's Butterflyfish can be recognised by its colouration. The fish is yellow with a dark-margined orange bar though the eye and a narrower orange bar through the pectoral base. There are two blue-grey bands with yellow-orange margins on the body. More

The Rainford's Butterflyfish requires a 70 gallon or larger aquarium that contains peaceful tank mates to smooth its transition to aquarium life. The Rainford's Butterflyfish survives by eating corals in the wild and has a difficult time adjusting to a new diet. More

Name: Rainford's Butterflyfish (Chaetodon rainfordi) Family: Chaetodontidae Range: Australia Size: Up to 6 inches Diet: Obligate Corallivore Tank Set-up: Marine: Coral or rock, plants Reef Compatible: No Tank Conditions: 72-78°F; sg 1.020-1. More

Rainford's butterflyfish, shown here, lives only on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and at Lord Howe Island, a few hundred kilometres East of Australia. More

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Image: A Rainford's Butterflyfish at Ribbon Reef - Add comment Add tags A Rainford's Butterflyfish at Ribbon Reef Description A Rainford's Butterflyfish at a depth of 15 m Wheeler Reef, Great Barrier More

Rainford's Butterflyfish Chaetodon rainfordi acropora coral Image: 24M1022-23 Buy Image License Add Photo to Lightbox View Larger Photo View your Lightbox Order Print of Photo More

Rainford's Butterflyfish - Chaetodon rainfordi Photo Details Photographer: Paul Osmond (see this users gallery) Rainford's Butterflyfish (Chaetodon rainfordi) swims over the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia. More

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Common names

Northern butterflyfish in English
Rainford's butterflyfish in English
Rainford's coralfish in English
Rainfords fanefisk in Danish (dansk)
林氏蝴蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
林氏蝴蝶魚 in Unknown
林氏蝴蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
林氏蝴蝶鱼 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Chaetodontidae
Genus : Chaetodon
Species : Chaetodon rainfordi
Authority : McCulloch, 1923