Known also as a Singular Bannerfish, it is native to the Indian Ocean. A white fish with two black bands, one behind the head and the other beginning at the dorsal fin; and a black eye band. It has a yellow tail outlined in white at the end and an elongated dorsal fin. A schooling fish, they do best when kept in groups of at least three. It is a hardy fish that will look beautiful in your aquarium.
Size: sm. 1"-2"; med. 2"-3"; lg. 3"-4"; xl. 4"-5"; average size will be 2" to 3"
No. in Tank:Do best in groups of 3 or more.
Tank: min. 55 gallon
Food: (Carnivore) It may take awhile for this fish to acquire a taste for aquarium food. In the wild they eat mainly sessile invertebrates. Tempting with a coral skeleton covered in mashed squid and shrimp may help it begin to eat. Needs a varied diet including marine fish, mysid shrimp, crustacean flesh and frozen carnivore preparations.
Adaptation: To best acclimate, this fish needs peaceful tank-mates. If it is harassed by another fish or, if the aquarist leaves his/her hand in the water to much/too many times, this fish will not acclimate. It also needs lots of shelter with overhangs or caves. Will do much better in the aquarium in a groups of at least 3 than alone.
Compatibility: Use a reef aquarium with caution, this fish will eat corals and some invertebrates. Needs peaceful, docile tank-mates.