Roa jayakariis commonly referred to as Indian golden-barred butterflyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Chaetodon jayakari also known as the Indian Golden-barred Butterflyfish and Jayakar's Butterflyfish is similar to Hawaii's Chaetodon excelsa and also an deep water fish and exceedingly rare in the trade.
Jayakar's Butterflyfish occurs in the northwestern Indian Ocean from the west coast of India to the Red Sea. The species of this small butterflyfish genus are normally confined to moderate depths, usually in excess of 100 m and reported to almost 300 m.
Butterflyfish are not recommended for reefs as they will pick at or eat a wide variety of corals, fan worms, and other invertebrates. Most Butterflyfish are known to pick at Aiptaisia, a parasitic anemone.