Found in the Red Sea and The Gulf of Aden, these are rare fish, also known as a Red Sea Golden, A Bluecheek Golden and an Addis Butterflyfish. This fish is a golden yellow with very light grey and blue vertical lines. A light black band covers the eyes and extends down to the dorsal fin. The caudal tail is tipped in black. This fish will amaze you with its ability to hover, in a stationary position, for great lengths of time under water (under ledges in the wild, so it might be worthwhile to places some in the aquarium). These fish are usually in pairs and groups.
Size: med. 2 1/2"-3"; lg. 3"-4"; xl. 4"-5"; show 5"-6"; small are very rare.
No. in Tank: Best in at least pairs; groups are good also.
Tank: min. 55 gallon
Food: (Carnivore) Feed marine fish, mysid shrimp, crustacean flesh and frozen preparations. Feed 2 to 3 times a day.
Adaptation: It needs a high quality of water, room to swim and places to hide. If it perceives any threats, it will be a difficult acclimation. Once finished, this fish will become bolder and more active.
Compatibility: A good community fish that will ignore unrelated species. Likes to travel as a pair and in groups. Needs peaceful tank-mates. Reef systems are not a good choice because the fish will eat the invertebrates, including the ornamental.