The Falcula Butterflyfish, also known as the Sickle Butterflyfish, is mostly white becoming yellow dorsally. It has a series of narrow black stripes on its sides, two patches of black on the dorsal side, and a black eye band.
A 125 gallon or larger fish-only aquarium with other butterflyfish is a good environment. The Falcula Butterflyfish will eat anemones, hard corals, and mushroom anemones causing problems in a reef aquarium.
It should be fed a variety of meaty foods, crustacean flesh, mysis shrimp, frozen preparations, with an occasional anemone as a treat.
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1-1/4" to 2"; Small/Medium 2" to 2 3/4" Medium: 2-3/4" to 3 1/4"; Medium/Large 3 1/4" to 4" Large: 4" to 5"
Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Black, White, Yellow
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 8"
Origin: Indonesia, Maldives
Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons