Even with a supposed downturn in the economy there appears to be no shortage of beautiful and pricey butterflyfish from the subgenus Roaps. We’ve seen many more Tinker and Burgess butterflyfish in finer aquarium shops around the country this year than in many previous years. We’ve even been treated to a good supply of Mitratus butterflyfish and Glassbox has a fresh post on the ‘dirty burgess’ butterflyfish making their way into the trade from new collecting locales. Now if we could just see Flavocoronatus come in a little more often than never.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.