The Black Back Butterflyfish, also known as the Melannotus Butterflyfish, has a white body with a series of black diagonal stripes on the sides. The fins are yellow and it has a yellow face with a black eye band. Juvenile Blackback Butterflies resemble adults but lack a characteristic blue patch found on the side of adults’ bodies.
Care Level: Moderate
Color Form: Black, White, Yellow
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Reef Compatible: No
Max. Size: 6″
Minimum Tank Size: 12o gallons