Care Level: Easy
Reef Compatible: Yes
Max. Size: Up to 7"
Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis)
The Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish, otherwise known as the Yellow Zoster Butterflyfish, is black faced, white bodied fish and are accented with yellow fins. The white of their bodies form a triangular shape through the yellow that covers the dorsal fin.
It is best to house these fish in 125 gallon tanks or larger with live rock and plenty of hiding places. This type of butterflyfish is reef compatible. They may pick at soft corals or Xenia, but that shouldn’t leave a huge effect on the reef environment. The Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish is also rather peaceful and can be kept as singles, pair, or in small schools.
The diet of the Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish should include: frozen preparations, mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, marine algae, and freeze-dried food.