Bennett's Butterflyfish

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Bennett's Butterflyfish

Chaetodon bennetti is an exotic beauty, a visual treat for the scuba diver and aquarist alike. It is moderately sized reaching at most 7 inches (18 cm) in length, and it has a dramatic color patterning. It has a gold background contrasted with strong decorative accents. The eyespot on the flank and the stripe running through the eye are dark brown outlined in white, and there are white angular stripes forming an arrow-like design. These decorative markings have led to several other common names including Bluelashed Butterflyfish, Archer Butterflyfish, and Eclipse Butterflyfish.