Chaetodon fasciatus wird umgangssprachlich oft als Tabak-Falterfisch bezeichnet. Haltung im Aquarium: Nur für erfahrene Halter geeignet. Es wird ein Aquarium von mindestens 1000 Liter empfohlen. Giftigkeit: Vergiftungsgefahr unbekannt.
This Red Sea Racoon is often available to North Americans. It is a hardy fish, resisting many diseases to which other butterflyfish seem to succumb. It will tolerate less-than-perfect water quality, for short times.
Getting it to eat can be a challenge, but most will 'follow the leader' and eat what other community tank members wil eat. It is sometimes not assertive at feeding times and may become reclusive.
However, as always with most butterflyfishes, it is best to put into quarantine in order to get it eating different foods, and to get it used to humans (as well as to be sure it is disease-free). If the aquarist will diligently do this, the fish will start off right and quickly learn who and where its food comes from.
It likes mostly meaty foods (chopped clam, scallop, mysis and brine shrimp. It can get used to most kinds of omnivore foods for marine fishes.