The White Collar Butterflyfish, Chaetodon collare, is also known as Red-tailed Butterflyfish, Pakistani Butterfly, or Redtail Butterflyfish. Its body is an awesome latticed shiny grey/brown color with a beautiful red/orange tail, a thick white band around its neck area, translucent blue pectoral and dorsal fins, and a characteristic blue nose. As one of its common names implies, the White Collar Butterfly is native to the Red Sea/Indian Ocean areas off the coast of Pakistan.
- is best kept in a tank of at least 100 gallons with plenty of live rock hiding places and free swimming space
- may be kept as pairs or larger groups, but should be introduced to the tank at the same time to curb possible territorial aggression
- peaceful butterfly species with other peaceful fish – refrain from keeping with large aggressive fish species
- the White Collar Butterfly may pick at corals and sessile inverts when underfed
- they will feed on a varied carnivorous diet consisting of specialized foods like coral polyps, coral mucus, fan worms, tube worms, turnicates, and algae and may have trouble feeding in captivity at first; some aquarists have success stuffing foods inside old coral skeletons to mimic feeding behavior in the wild
- they should be fed 2-3 times per day and should only be cared for by an experienced aquarist