Hybrids aside, Chaetodon tinkeri is the least common and arguably the coolest obtainable member of the five roaps butterflyfish – with emphasis on the word obtainable. As far as butterflyfishes go, all five species within this subgenus Roaps are hardy and acclimate well to captive life, taking prepared foods easily from the get go.
Having owned some of these butterflyfish myself I’d say these fishes are really tough compared to their other frilly delicate cousins. Needless to say, these fishes are a curious and fearless bunch as can be seen above. Sparkly and elegant as the Tinker’s butterflyfish maybe, it’s instantly dethroned when compared to the fifth and least obtainable member, the Yellow-crowned butterflyfish. Here’s a pair filmed in the wild, and a couple pictures. Just because.