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Otocinclus: Oto Catfish Care Guide & Species Profile

Why are they called butterflyfish?

Butterflyfish are called “butterflyfish” because their bright colors and bold patterns look like the wings of a butterfly.

Like butterflies, butterflyfish are very colorful. These fish have a variety of silver, black, white, red, orange, and white color patterns.

Butterflyfish can have many different types of patterns and spots on their bodies.

Also just like butterflies, butterflyfish have dark patches over their eyes and eye-like spots on their flanks, which help confuse their predators.