The Eight-banded Butterflyfish (Chaetodon octofasciatus), also known as the eightband butterflyfish or eight-striped butterflyfish, is a species of marine ray-finned fish, a butterfly fish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. It is found in the Indo Pacific region where it is associated with reefs.
The eightband butterflyfish has a flat, circular disk-shaped body with a slightly pointed snout. The body is white turning yellowish towards the belly and is marked with 7 black stripes over the head and the flanks. One runs centrally along the snout and another as a clear black margin to the dorsal and anal fins. The third line reaches on to the pelvic fin.
All of the fins are yellow.There is a white ringed black spot on the caudal peduncle. Some spevcimens have black or brownish horizontal bars connecting the rear pairs of vertical bars.
The background colour is also dependent on the environment inhabited by the fish, with paler, creamier birds in clear waters over coral reefs and the yellower fish being associated with less clear water coloured gtreen by algae near river mouths. There are 10-12 spines and 17-19 soft rays in the dorsal fin while the anal fin has 3-4 spines and 14-17 soft rays. This relatively small species of butterflyfish attains a maximum total length of 12 centimetres.
-Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between the availability of the actual livestock.
-And based on availability, your fish will be selected from an assortment of males and females, as we are not able to guarantee specific gender.