Humphead Butterflyfish
Heniochus varius

Humphead Butterflyfish

Regular price $76.00 Sale price $90.00 Unit price per
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Max. Size 7"
Minimum Tank Size 125 gallons
The Heniochus Brown Butterflyfish, also known as the Humphead Bannerfish, has a dark brown head and body. It has a narrow white band behind the head to the breast and a diagonal white band from the dorsal fin to the base of its tail. The forehead has a hump and there is a curved horn over each eye. Members of the Heniochus genera are often called Bannerfish instead of Butterflyfish.


The Heniochus Brown Butterflyfish may reside in a 125 gallon or larger aquarium that has a rocky aquascape with overhangs or caves for shelter. The Heniochus Brown Butterflyfish may be kept in pairs if both are introduced to the aquarium at the same time. It will acclimate better if tank mates are small, docile fish. It will nip at sessile invertebrates including corals.